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Critic Reviews for Flawless
The problem is that as heist movies go this is about as captivating as watching someone dodge a bus fare. Almost everything about the film is second-rate: the direction, the plotting, the intrusive modernist production design.
For about 100 of its 108 minutes, this film treats the viewer to a stylish, suspenseful roller coaster peppered with all manner of ugly, money-grubbing corporate types.
A mopey character study only half-convincingly tricked out as a heist thriller.
There's little by way of thrills. Still, as a caper with a great cast and clever premise, Flawless works, despite its, um, flaws.
Ignore the dull framing device and this is a watchable period crime drama. Pity about the dull, oft-used title though.
Audience Reviews for Flawless
In 1960's London two disgruntled employees for the world's main diamond retailer plan to rob it: a heist movie. The two characters, in an unusual and unlikely pairing, are Michael Caine and Demi Moore, from different societal stratums, and watching them find a way to work together, their chemistry is what makes this interesting film-making.
Demi Moore is never allowed to do an accent again. The script may account for some of the inconsistencies by remarking that she's a expatriated American, but such excuses can only go so far.
The film is about disgruntled employees of a diamond company organizing a heist.
There are a few moments when we're drawn in by the slickness of the plan, but there is little mystery beyond the logistics. We know Hobbs's motivations early on, and if this is where the film attempts to extract suspense, I didn't see it. Likewise, points about gender inequality and colonial pillaging seem tacked on. It is not as though this film leverages heist genre conventions in order to make a sociological point; rather, it is as though on the way to the set, the filmmakers realized that they should.
Overall, though Michael Caine is always slick and fun to watch, the script fails to either pull itself together or keep us on the edge of our seat.
Not the best Michael Caine Film that?s out there but still its worth watching. About a robbery in 1969 of a Diamond Thief from the London Diamond Exchange. Demi Moore teams up with Michael Caine to pull off this heist. 3 1/2 stars.
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