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Flypaper (2011)

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9

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 10

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Movie Info

Tripp Kennedy (Patrick Dempsey) ambles into a bank near closing time, just as two different gangs unwittingly converge to rob it. A shoot-out erupts, and Tripp tackles the smart, pretty teller, Kaitlin (Ashley Judd), to protect her. The gangs--one clearly made up of pros and the other a couple of buffoons--have deadlocked themselves in a Mexican standoff. The bank's security system starts the end-of-day lockdown and seals everyone into the building. As the night evolves, a hilarious game of cat

Unrated,

Comedy

Scott Moore, Jon Lucas

Nov 15, 2011

$1.1k

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (15) | DVD (1)

You know there's something wrong with a comedy when you'd rather see the main characters killed off than live happily ever after.

August 24, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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One thought that occurred to me while pacing myself through Flypaper: With the economy being what it is, will there be a rash of bank robbery movies?

August 20, 2011 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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A mighty thin and derivative slice of moviemaking.

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: TheWrap
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It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy.

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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In the end, there's just a roomful of decent character actors in search of a point. For them, the titular "Flypaper" may have simply been a paycheck.

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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"Flypaper" has enough twists and surprises to remain interesting in a closed-room, Agatha Christie kind of way. But it's never quite as clever or as hip as it thinks it is.

August 18, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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There reaches a point, however, at which the rather limited nature of the movie's premise starts to become a problem...

November 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Minkoff doesn't bring a whole lot of originality to the picture, which could use a shot of surprise considering the snoozy bank heist conventions it employs. Still, what he lacks in freshness he makes up for in velocity.

September 22, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
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The real question is: How does a movie as weak as this get made? Who read this script and said, "I have to make this movie"?..It's not funny - and that's the real crime.

August 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

The film is a heist-and-hostage comedy that reminds you that criminals, under pressure, are as neurotic as anyone else.

February 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

It's painfully unfunny, and the type of immediately disposable junk one wouldn't expect to see on cable, much less the Sundance Film Festival.

February 4, 2011 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

May not be well executed, too broad for a script that obviously wants to be a very profane and twisted black comedy, but it's not without a silly charm.

February 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinematical
Cinematical

Just not a very strong take on the bank-robbing comedy we've seen so many times before.

January 30, 2011 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
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Audience Reviews for Flypaper

A total blast, it`s one of those films that would be just a crime to miss. A wickedly hilarious twist-a-minute comedy packed with action, suspense, witty characters, sharp writing and a wonderful all-star cast. It`s smart, stylish and unrelenting. A great movie. I loved it. A rich, slick and insanely enjoyable comedy. Patrick Dempsey is excellent, he has the perfect combination of charm, witt and charisma that makes him a stunning leading man. Ashley Judd is wonderful. Dempsey and Judd have great chemistry together, giving off plenty of great lines and romantic dazzle. Pruitt Taylor Vince and Tim Blake Nelson are outrageous together, such a blast of comic energy. Mekhi Phifer and Matt Ryan are terrific. A funny movie that packs just as much smarts and bullets to keep you entertained. A movie that knows how to enjoy itself, whether its in it`s thriller element, it`s action element or in it`s comedic element. A wonderful genre bender with a Hitchokian vibe to it. It works as heist thriller, an action movie and a romantic comedy.
January 17, 2013
allan913

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Strictly amateur hour, despite the number of recognizable names in the cast. Not sure what they were trying to do, but the premise is so lame that the whole thing collapses before it gets going. I just could not get into this movie...
May 7, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

A truly awful film. It's desperately unfunny and thinks it's really clever but it really isn't. The acting is awful, the script is awful, the story is awful...I could go on. It's a complete mess that should never have been green lit.
April 11, 2012
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Two sets of bank robbers, one very sticky heist.

Good decent movie. This was a nice comedic bank robbery movie. It's a mix between films like Clue and The Bank Job. Many twist and turns made the movie better than it was. Nice cast especially the duo of Dempsey and Judd.

Tripp ('Patrick Dempsey' ) walks into a bank to get some change and ends up as a hostage to two bank robber-teams, robbing the bank he is at. In an almost Sherlock Holmesian way he has to solve this Agatha Christie inspired mystery and win the girls (Ashley Judd) heart. But not everything is at it seems, and there are many twists and turns in this comedy.
October 17, 2011
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Manu Gino

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    1. Jelly: I swear if you are a woman I'll marry you.
    2. Peanut Butter: Well, I ain't.
    – Submitted by xniquet L (19 months ago)
    1. Jelly: Me and Peanut Butter are like best friends, gay dudes in a bath tub, that's how fucking tight we are. OK?
    – Submitted by xniquet L (19 months ago)
    1. Tripp: For what it's worth you're a great bank robber.
    2. Jelly: You mean that? You are not just saying that because I have a gun pointed at your dick.
    – Submitted by xniquet L (19 months ago)
    1. Gates: Hakuna Matata motherfucker!
    – Submitted by Alun F (2 years ago)
    1. Peanut Butter: It's like extra sad when a hot chick dies.
    2. Peanut Butter: When an ugly chick dies, they like, probably sucked anyways. So it's no big deal.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Tripp: Oh my god you like me.
    2. Kaitlin: I do not like you. Oh my god I do not like you.
    3. Peanut Butter: I really didn't think I had a shot.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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