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Flypaper (2011)



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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 and mouse ensues as Tripp and Kaitlin try to save the day, escape being killed, and avoid falling in love...almost. -- (C) IFC Filmsmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 15, 2011
Box Office: $1.1k
IFC Films - Official Site


Ashley Judd
as Kaitlin
Tim Blake Nelson
as Peanut Butter
Mekhi Phifer
as Darrien
Matt Ryan
as Gates
Jeffrey Tambor
as Gordon Blythe
Rob Huebel
as Rex Newbauer
Adrian Martinez
as Mr. Clean
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Critic Reviews for Flypaper

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (12)

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

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
New York Observer
Top Critic

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?

Full Review… | August 20, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

A mighty thin and derivative slice of moviemaking.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Top Critic

It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

"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.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Al S

Super Reviewer


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...

Cynthia S.

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.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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