Confidence (2003)



Critic Consensus: While it may not be the best con in town, the movie still manages to entertain with its colorful cast.

Movie Info

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. But when both Lionel and Big Al turn up dead, it becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark--as Jake soon learns, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Never one to shy away … More

Rating: R (for language, violence and sexual/nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Doug Jung
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2003
Box Office: $12.1M
Lions Gate Releasing - Official Site


as Jake Vig

as Whitworth

as Manzano

as Gunther

as Lupus

as Grant Ashby

as Lionel Dolby

as Mr. Lewis

as Salesgirl

as Attractive Blonde

as Morgan Price

as Special Agent Artie/...

as Michelle Strigo

as Hamilton-Tan

as Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Confidence

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (45)

Overplotted, overcontrived, overshot and overedited.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

This is a one sweet sexy sting of a movie.

May 8, 2003
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Identity is suicidally insecure.

Full Review… | May 2, 2003
Top Critic

Con man meets the mob. Violent, grown-up tale.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

I was entertained, but hardly stunned.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Jammed with double and triple-crosses that make Doug Jung's confusing screenplay secondary to the film's overall look.

| October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Confidence

A conman whose crew accidentally takes the money of a crime kingpin is forced into doing a job for him to pay back the debt. Attempting the same kind of smart, sassy and easygoing charm of the likes of the Ocean's films, Confidence is just a little too generic to really light anyone's fire. Edward Burns is rather too "made for television" to have enough charisma to carry the film, Dustin Hoffman, although a great actor in his day, at his age (and height) cannot do intimidating and easily the best character played by Andy Garcia gets nothing like enough screen time. It does have some charm and wit and is slickly directed by James Foley, but it's just a little too overly familiar and does not have enough in the way of personality or surprises to be considered for the big leagues. If it's an undemanding crime caper you're after and you've run out of Clooney films to watch, you could do a lot worse though.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Clever twists and slick humor - not as satisfying upon second viewing though. Edward Burns is charmingly stoic.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


"In every con, sooner or later, somebodys gonna ask the right questions." A medium paced con film that should NEVER even be compared to Oceans Eleven. (O11 is fast paced and upbeat, this one just likes to take a power walk.) An all star cast ensemble that delivers just the right amount of ear catching dialogues. Starts of rather choppy but it picks up after a while. So its nothing fresh, but its quite an interesting ride. Sure it has a few minor dents, but its also got a golden easter egg. Want to find out what it is? Watch it from start to finish.I absolutely love the soundtrack! Christophe Beck, Fischerspooner, Groove Armanda, Zero 7 and Coldplay are just a few of the names on the OST. Check it out!!What not to expect: Gun totting actionDirector: James FoleyRated R

Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

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