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Confidence Reviews

May 16, 2003
Overplotted, overcontrived, overshot and overedited.
May 8, 2003
This is a one sweet sexy sting of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2003
Identity is suicidally insecure.
April 30, 2003
What it shares with most of its predecessors is a sterling cast, in this instance almost entirely male, and the willingness of several talented performers to play against type, with entertainingly comic effect.
April 28, 2003
... Confidence does suffer a bit from some plot devices that haven't been original since The Sting, but it's a top-notch character study and a fun exercise in style.
April 27, 2003
Surely there is something wrong with a movie that is supposed to make you go Wow! yet instead provokes a great big Huh?
April 25, 2003
On a level with Steven Soderbergh's blah remake of Ocean's Eleven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
A feature lesson in how not to make a caper movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2003
There's enough hard-boiled style here to nudge this movie into the worth-seeing category.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
A very smart thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
Hoffman rules the movie like the King rules the crime world, by what seems like some natural birthright.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2003
How much you're willing to give Foley and company a pass for this depends on how much you dig this genre's familiar elements.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
Unlike the best cons, we can always see the con artists at work. But at least it's fun to welcome James Foley back to the game.
April 25, 2003
As pulp entertainment, Confidence is great fun and Foley's first good movie since the very different Glengarry Glen Ross.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
Rarely has being bad seemed this dull.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2003
Unlike with Mamet, there's no real payoff, not in insights, psychology or language -- just a clutch of anxious-to -charm movie stars, a puzzle-box plot, and an ending that encourages us to applaud venality.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 25, 2003
Confidence isn't great and it's not trying to be. It just wants to take your money and show you a good time. It's an enjoyable way to be taken.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 25, 2003
Confidence is really no more than a B-movie with a particularly ace cast. But that's part of the pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
Dustin Hoffman should play villains more often.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 25, 2003
What a shame, that such a well-made movie is never able to convince us it is anything more than merely well-made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 25, 2003
Beware movies that open with lengthy voice-over narration. Particularly if they star the ever-more -annoying Ed Burns.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 25, 2003
Makes you smile while its fingers do the swiping.
April 25, 2003
Getting taken for a ride with someone at the controls -- these are the elements that keep us watching.
April 25, 2003
A swinging flick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2003
A movie about a long con that, like its leading man, has no wit or style to speak of.
April 24, 2003
While Foley's movie has style to burn, style does not a movie make.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 24, 2003
If Confidence was made by people who have seen too many movies, it seems to be aimed at people who have seen too few.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2003
A breath of stale air that likes to pretend hard guys always have a witty answer to every question and fatal bullets to the head leave tiny bloodless holes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2003
For those who enjoy movies about heists, cons, and double-crosses, this will satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2003
A sharp, witty thriller.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 24, 2003
The con game movie sometimes seems smitten with its own coolness, and the big scam doesn't offer much surprise. But watching the pieces fall into place is fun, and the cast has a great time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 24, 2003
A smart and sassy dark comedy that will keep you laughing and guessing until the very end.
April 24, 2003
At its best, Confidence is a weak remake of The Sting, without the charisma of Paul Newman and Robert Redford. At its worst, the movie wastes a talented cast.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2003
An empty house of style, written in dim Mamet Lite.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2003
You know you're being manipulated, set up for the big switcheroo, but the players are so juicy and the plot blips along with such momentum that you can only hang on and enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2003
The movie reels us in, plays to our baser instincts, invites our trust, flatters our skepticism, and pays us out again at the precise moment our guard is let down.
April 24, 2003
Foley keeps the action moving swiftly enough that you don't have time to enter analytical mode.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2003
A pretty cool con with some pretty cool acting.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 23, 2003
Confidence may be mannered at times, but its shell-game plot is alive with organic trickery.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 22, 2003
Lazily assembles a batch of movie stars, turns them loose on a script that reflects nothing so much as a committee interpretation of every other caper flick, and lets them bounce off each other like so many overpaid billiard balls.
February 6, 2003
A stylish, compelling crime caper full of smoothly navigated plot twists.
January 30, 2003
Doug Jung supplies a slick and clever screenplay that maps out all the moves like a chess master teaching a class, while veteran director James Foley casts the movie oh so sweetly.