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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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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
Aug 19, 2011 Limited
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You know there's something wrong with a comedy when you'd rather see the main characters killed off than live happily ever after.
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?
It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy.
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.
"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.
There reaches a point, however, at which the rather limited nature of the movie's premise starts to become a problem...
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.
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.
The sprawling ensemble yields to a story that's so heavily worked-over, it doesn't get much of a chance to breathe.
The film is a heist-and-hostage comedy that reminds you that criminals, under pressure, are as neurotic as anyone else.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Flypaper
- Jelly: I swear if you are a woman I'll marry you.
- Peanut Butter: Well, I ain't.
- Jelly: Me and Peanut Butter are like best friends, gay dudes in a bath tub, that's how fucking tight we are. OK?
- Tripp: For what it's worth you're a great bank robber.
- Jelly: You mean that? You are not just saying that because I have a gun pointed at your dick.
- Gates: Hakuna Matata motherfucker!
- Peanut Butter: It's like extra sad when a hot chick dies.
- Peanut Butter: When an ugly chick dies, they like, probably sucked anyways. So it's no big deal.
- Tripp: Oh my god you like me.
- Kaitlin: I do not like you. Oh my god I do not like you.
- Peanut Butter: I really didn't think I had a shot.
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