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Matchstick Men Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Matchstick Men -- a nice strong balance of laughter and melodrama that envelops you like A Summer Wind.
March 12, 2018
Matchstick Men glides from comedy to suspense to poignance, arriving at a destination you might not suspect...Fun while it lasts, but it's a bit of a con job itself.
December 26, 2010
This is a movie about con games at every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2009
Nicholas Cage gives his best performance since "Leaving Los Vegas" as con man Roy Waller in this sophisticated movie about familial responsibility, self-imposed barriers and the possibilities of a well executed long con.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
A cleverly planned switcheroo story in which the twist at the end is the knife in the back.
July 7, 2008
Matchstick Men never really casts off its cloak of artificiality and calculation; its pleasures are minor, however distracting they may be.
December 30, 2006
Scott tucks away his visual athletics in favour of something leisurely and quietly devastating. It's ultimately far more cunning a script than we can reveal here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Ridley Scott lets us enjoy the satisfying clicks and whirrs of the well-oiled celluloid con trick, while leaving plenty of head room for Cage to twitch and fret in.
December 6, 2005
Matchstick Men works because of the way the key players handle the material. This is the work of professionals acknowledging a good story and knowing better than to get in the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
Something less than the sum of its parts, Matchstick Men is a decent film that should have been a considerably better one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 4, 2005
A lot more fun than most of the director's pompously inflated output.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 25, 2005
Mathstick Men se compare aisément à Catch Me If You Can sans atteindre la qualité de Ocean's Eleven.
| Original Score: B
December 6, 2004
Despite its string of crime-caper clichés, [director Ridley] Scott's focus on character and relationship helps the film transcend the typical mediocrity of its genre.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 14, 2004
Cage is absolutely terrific down to his eye twitches and neck jerks.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
October 7, 2004
Director Ridley Scott, whose recent history has brought us wonderful action films like Black Hawk Down and Gladiator, translates Eric Garcia's book about a neurotic con man into a compelling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 20, 2004
... tenuous and beautiful interaction between Cage and Lohman.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 14, 2004
...the sort of light, breezy entertainment that feels a lot more like George Roy Hill or Peter Bogdanovich than it does Ridley Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 1, 2004
The characters are so good that you'll forget about the con game.
| Original Score: A-
February 28, 2004
The story darts in unexpected, dark directions, but is told by such talented people, we follow it willingly...
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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