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The Opportunists

The Opportunists (2000)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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In this downbeat drama, a reformed criminal finds himself led back to a life of crime. Fresh out of prison, former safecracker Victor Kelly (Christopher Walken) wants to support his daughter Miriam (Vera Farmiga) and Aunt Dierdre (Anne Pitoniak) with his new career in auto repair. But Victor's deep in debt, and he's in no position to say no when he and his Irish gangster cousin Michael (Peter McDonald) hook up with two security guards (Jose Zuniga and (Donal Logue) looking for someone who can

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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (13)

Walken. Lauper. Silly heist and regional accents. See.

October 20, 2004
New Times

Here we have a bittersweet little character study masquerading as a caper flick.

April 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

What's there not to like about this robbery film!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The whole film is distributed with bursts of short dialogue that, coupled to the actors' gestures, reveal the people in minimum time.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

slow slow pace

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Directed on snooze control by Myles Connell.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Christopher Walken plays the role of Vic, a reformed criminal whos luck seems to have run out of him. Before he spent time in the slammer, his specialty was cracking safes, now hes just trying to live an honest life, working as an automechanic. --- Vic is in a rut, he cant make ends meet, hes in debt and although tries to make things right, everything seems to be working against him.Cyndi Lauper pops in every now and then throughout the movie as Vics girlfriend. She tries to offer Vic some help and advice but always gets turned down.-----------------------------------------------------------------A low key flick through and through, watching this reminded me of "The Savages" mainly because of the pace and mood of some of the scenes. Theres an ordinary feel about the whole set, but I guess thats what makes this film beautiful.Im very suprised that Cyndi Lauper can actually act, she looks so mersmerizing too.Directed by: Myles ConnellGenre: Drama
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