• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    James Foley
    In Theaters:
    Apr 25, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 16, 2003
  • Lions Gate Releasing


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Confidence Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I was entertained, but hardly stunned.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

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

Full Review | Original Score: C

October 15, 2004
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

While it sometimes fails to live up to its title, Confidence ultimately, wins us over-in short, it dazzlingly does what all good cons are supposed to do.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

September 30, 2004

Misses the first rule of whodunnit filmmaking and never recovers; if you fool me once, you have to at least give me a reason to care that I've been fooled.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

...the performances elevate a standard con game plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 12, 2004
Charlie Brown

Garcia, who plays the least glamorous role of his life, does the best job of thieving each scene he's in.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

January 19, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Podemos até admirar a engenhosidade do tal 'golpe perfeito', mas não nos importamos muito com seus resultados.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

January 5, 2004
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

certainly rivals con-film king Mamet for the choppy, colloquial crispness of its dialogue, but lacks something of the intricacy of Mamet's plotting.

Full Review Source: Movie Gazette

October 28, 2003
Jurgen Fauth

With this crew doing the conning, I'm happy to be suckered.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2003
Paul Arendt

'It's great to have Hoffman back from his self-imposed movie exile.'

Full Review Source: Teletext

August 21, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Confident performances from confident performers, indeed, all chewing the kind of post-Tarantino dialogue that's dotted the genre's recent landscape.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2003
Kim Linekin

Not quite as clever as it thinks it is, but it's still too clever for its own good.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2/5

July 8, 2003
Kevin A. Ranson

This isn't the worst film of its kind, but it isn't the best either. "Confidence" is only Hollywood's most recent attempt at a cookie-cutter sting/heist film... If you want something other than junk food, go rent "Diggstown" again.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 2/4

June 24, 2003

While Confidence is packed with all the ballsy bombast of Glengarry, it lacks the heart-stopping tension.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 24, 2003
Susan Michals

Foley has definitely had his share of bombs - remember Madonna in Who's That Girl, or Marky Mark Wahlberg in Fear - it is apparent that he has found his niche with Confidence.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

May 30, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Overplotted, overcontrived, overshot and overedited.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 16, 2003
Carlo Cavagna

...engaging material with brisk pacing and breezy style... [Includes cast and director interviews]

Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com | Original Score: B

May 9, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This is a one sweet sexy sting of a movie.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2003
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The problem here is, however, that the real game is the filmmakers'. As I left the theater, I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd been had.

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/4

May 8, 2003
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