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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Reviews

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December 31, 2017
The writers, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning, have brightened up their 1964 script in collaboration with Dale Launer with some caustic new gags and a more effective ending; and Frank Oz's direction keeps the comedy zapping along at a fine pace.
December 15, 2017
Wit and culture and measured restraint take on unabashed brazenness and bullheaded improvisation in a crazy cartoon of the flimflam Olympics...
January 1, 2011
Martin and Caine scam women. Not for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2009
An amusing comedy whose strengths and weaknesses both stem from the broad treatment of the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2009
The surprise ending can be spotted a mile off, but it's still enormous fun getting there.
December 31, 2008
A wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story.
December 23, 2006
Near classic comedy of con artists on the loose with Steve Martin and Michael Caine playing off each other.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
There's little enough to keep you occupied as Caine and Martin go through their comic set pieces in workaday fashion while the film moves mechanically from one contrived situation to the next.
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2004
Hilarious but uneven.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2003
Worthy conmen comedy with a great cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Their comic methods are different, but from their first unequal encounter until the very last in a series of twist endings, Mr. Caine and Mr. Martin work together with an exuberant ease that's a joy to watch.
March 27, 2003
A great scam comedy with Martin and Caine continually trying to top each other. Hilarious from beginning to end.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2003
Shoulda been funnier than it is.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Caine and Martin are criminally cool together. Truly funny stuff.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
February 20, 2002
A classic comedy!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 12, 2002
For fans of the 'old' Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is an interesting case study in how an actor can evolve in ability, but devolve in likeability, over time.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
August 28, 2001
There is a slightly perfunctory air in the way the story unreels as though it's all been done before. Nevertheless, Caine and Martin make a great double act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2001
A very funny and entertaining film that should be recommended as an example of something that is rather absent in Hollywood these days -- stylish and well-crafted comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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