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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ed Burns
Rachel Weisz
Andy Garcia
Dustin Hoffman
Paul Giamatti
Directors
James Foley
Screenwriters
Doug Jung
Running Time
171 minutes

Confidence
Another gang of grifters takes on one final scam - always a bad idea


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Plot
Con artist Jake Vig unwittingly steals money from whacko LA gangster The King. To avert homicidal retribution, Jake offers to repay the debt by undertaking an elaborate sting with his crew of grifters, including seductive pickpocket Lily, although tenacious federal agent Butan is on his trail.


Verdict
No-one can accuse this caper of originality, and although it's reasonably fun and sexy, its tiresomely labyrinthine scam is instantly disposable. Hoffman's wicked turn and Foley's snappy direction go some way to maintain interest.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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