Flypaper Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 16, 2011
There reaches a point, however, at which the rather limited nature of the movie's premise starts to become a problem...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
September 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Una LaMarche
New York Observer
August 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: 0/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: C+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 19, 2011
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.
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
August 19, 2011
A mighty thin and derivative slice of moviemaking.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 19, 2011
It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
August 19, 2011
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 18, 2011
"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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 18, 2011
The sprawling ensemble yields to a story that's so heavily worked-over, it doesn't get much of a chance to breathe.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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David Fear
Time Out
August 17, 2011
You'll be the one who ends up feeling ripped off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
August 16, 2011
The ensemble's amped-up histrionics rub against each other without ever catching fire.
David D'Arcy
Screen International
February 10, 2011
The film is a heist-and-hostage comedy that reminds you that criminals, under pressure, are as neurotic as anyone else.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2011
Although tempting enough to initially attract audiences, this caper comedy may have trouble getting them to stick around, despite a starry cast.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 4, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
February 3, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
January 30, 2011
Just not a very strong take on the bank-robbing comedy we've seen so many times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 30, 2011
Slick but instantly forgettable.
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New York Times
September 19, 2011
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