Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Reviews

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Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Martin and Caine scam women. Not for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 2, 2009
An amusing comedy whose strengths and weaknesses both stem from the broad treatment of the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 2, 2009
The surprise ending can be spotted a mile off, but it's still enormous fun getting there.
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Variety Staff
December 31, 2008
A wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
December 23, 2006
Near classic comedy of con artists on the loose with Steve Martin and Michael Caine playing off each other.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
There's little enough to keep you occupied as Caine and Martin go through their comic set pieces in workaday fashion while the film moves mechanically from one contrived situation to the next.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
Hilarious but uneven.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
June 8, 2003
Worthy conmen comedy with a great cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Their comic methods are different, but from their first unequal encounter until the very last in a series of twist endings, Mr. Caine and Mr. Martin work together with an exuberant ease that's a joy to watch.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 27, 2003
A great scam comedy with Martin and Caine continually trying to top each other. Hilarious from beginning to end.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 9, 2003
Shoulda been funnier than it is.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Caine and Martin are criminally cool together. Truly funny stuff.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 20, 2002
A classic comedy!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Brandon
Apollo Guide
February 12, 2002
For fans of the 'old' Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is an interesting case study in how an actor can evolve in ability, but devolve in likeability, over time.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
George Perry
August 28, 2001
There is a slightly perfunctory air in the way the story unreels as though it's all been done before. Nevertheless, Caine and Martin make a great double act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
August 24, 2001
A very funny and entertaining film that should be recommended as an example of something that is rather absent in Hollywood these days -- stylish and well-crafted comedy.
| Original Score: 7/10
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
It deals in genuinely funny situations, not just funny personalities.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Martin, the most eloquent of physical clowns -- the Baryshnikov of comedy -- is at his most inspired here. He parodies feelings, attitudes, states of mind that one would think were exempt from it, and his caricature of dapper suavity is killingly precise.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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