Flawless Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
A mopey character study only half-convincingly tricked out as a heist thriller.
Rosamund Witcher
Empire Magazine
November 28, 2008
There's little by way of thrills. Still, as a caper with a great cast and clever premise, Flawless works, despite its, um, flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
November 28, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
November 28, 2008
Ignore the dull framing device and this is a watchable period crime drama. Pity about the dull, oft-used title though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]
November 28, 2008
Fatuous and soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 28, 2008
You will need a very sweet tooth for this kind of thing, and, to be quite frank, the heist itself is not dramatised all that excitingly or clearly. But I quite like thrillers featuring enormous circular vault doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph
November 28, 2008
Calling a diamond-heist movie Flawless is a valiant choice - especially when it's anything but. Suspense is essential to this genre, but here you couldn't care less what happens next.
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
November 28, 2008
"Hang on lads, I've got a great idea..." said Michael Caine at the end of The Italian Job. Presumably he didn't mean waiting 40 years before pulling off a caper that wouldn't blow the bloody doors off a rabbit hutch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
November 28, 2008
Diamonds aren't forever in this sluggish heist caper from Michael Radford that partners Michael Caine and Demi Moore for the first time since 1984's Blame It On Rio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 28, 2008
They don't make thrillers like this any more, and for good reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 28, 2008
Like many Christmases, the whole thing leaves you stressed, exasperated and longing to leave for home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
November 28, 2008
If ever a film title begged to be abused, this is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 28, 2008
Demi Moore will do as the ghost of Hollywood past, rattling her jewelled accessories like a drag-queen Jacob Marley.
Robert Hanks
Independent
November 28, 2008
If only the plot was as sleek.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
November 28, 2008
Yet for all the imperfections, Flawless is a film you find yourself rooting for. Heists involving a keen sense of history are pleasant to stumble across.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 28, 2008
Enjoyable heist thriller with strong performances from Moore and Caine, though the ending is slightly disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 28, 2008
Terrific performances elevate this extremely low-key heist thriller into something thoroughly intriguing. It may never crank up much excitement, but the 1960s vibe it generates is very cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
November 27, 2008
What a cast - Michael Caine, Demi Moore, Joss Ackland. Yet here it is, released at the fag end of the year just in case anyone notices. It makes you despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 25, 2008
Demi Moore is excellent as the catalyst for the crime caper with a profoundly personal motive, something we don't discover until late in the film, and Michael Caine is wonderfully dry as the office cleaner with an agenda
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Christy DeSmith
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 16, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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