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Well scripted, well acted and well directed. Great connection between Nic Cage and Alison Lohman with Sam Rockwell being...well, Sam Rockwell!! To me Nicolas Cage is owning the movies he is in, in much... Read more the same way as Tom Hanks does and Robert de Niro and Al Pacino have done before and makes it all look so easy.
Definitely a movie worth watching for some entertainment. Based on a story set on conning with the comedy spins in it, its a movie that will keep you hooked to the screen. Loved the story! A notable credit to Nicholas Cage's acting. Bravo!
We were stunned at the end of this very enjoyable movie - we were really taken in by the twist in the plot! Great acting and script, and no dull moments
Never got to watch this as i didn't have enough time to
Unfortunately this DVD was sticking but only enough nto spoil the enjoyment! So I feel that I can't give a true review!
A different kind of psychological thriller. Great story and fine acting with an awesome twist at the end.
I like Cage, he is one of my favourite actors. A good performance through the movie. I liked the story as well, entertaining and meaningful.
I love Cage. He has done some really dodgy movies but this is not one of them. It shines. Good cast with him and a pretty good storyline. I like the ending. No I won't give it away but it is quite good... Read more. If you have high expectations for this, it is only ok. But if you watch it with an open mind, you'll enjoy a real-good feel-good con movie.
This is a surprise film for those of us who like heartwarming stories.
Where's the Story?
When a director is making an homage to the fifties-style film and yet the result feels nothing like it...
This is happening a lot at the moment - retro homage¿s are trendy... Read more, but it doesn't work unless the creator of the piece is actually passionate about the thing they are paying homage to. Spielberg made the same mistake with 'Catch me if you Can'. Perhaps Ridley should just do an homage to short films, or high-brow art, or something.
Predictable, boring, incredibly below the standard of intelligence that one has come to expect from Ridley Scott.
The acting also has its disappointments. Nicholas Cage is not at the standard that he set for himself in 'Leaving Las Vegas'. He does have some 'Bringing out the Dead' moments (which is good). But he has mostly 'Face Off' moments (which is not so good).
This is not the worst film I have ever seen, (but certainly is in that pool - below a good try, but a bad result - which is below a decent film, but nothing special - which is below 3 - which is worth paying for) but ask yourself, are you going to accept that? Is not the very worst, good enough for you? Are you happy to see a bunch of relatively attractive people strutting across the screen and all the while, you know what they're going to do before they do?
It does have Macguyver's mate in it, though.
So, bonus points for that - too little, too late, unfortunately.