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Super Reviewer
July 7, 2007
The life (and livelihood) of a well established continental con artist (Michael Caine) on the Riviera is disrupted when clumsy competition appears in the person of unkempt small-timer (Steve Martin) in Frank Oz' light comedy that's worth more than simply a smile. Martin's "Rupert" character is particularly pleasing. Glenne Headly also charms.
thmtsang
Super Reviewer
July 14, 2007
Michael and Steve are hilarious as con men trying to out do each other, but they meet their match in the jackel. Very funny and interesting plots.
CloudStrife84
Super Reviewer
May 6, 2007
Steve Martin and Michael Caine make quite the comedic pair, in this delightfully entertaining 80's gem, about two rivalring con artists - one the street hustler type and the other of a more sophisticated school - who upon realising that their "hunting ground" isn't big enough for the both of them, agrees on a settlement: The first one to extract $50.000 from a young female target wins, while the other has to leave town. And what a location at that! The picturesque French riviera, in which the story runs its course, is a showcase of true beauty; sometimes stunning the eyes so much that you get lost in the divine settings. It makes you wanna buy yourself a house there some day, and just sit on the terrace and take in the ocean air. And if that's not enough to get you to watch it, the two virtuosic leads certainly will. Funnyman Steve Martin is in his absolute prime, with a very vibrant performance that is nothing short of hilarious. And Michael Caine, while perhaps not as funny, infuses every moment on screen with charm, suavity and his wonderful British wit. A must-see if you're a fan of either and a gold-encrusted humor show, that is abundantly rich in laughs, glamour and alluring visuals. So whatever you do, don't let it slip under your radar like it almost did for me. Because this movie is simply too good to be missed!
Super Reviewer
September 6, 2010
Martin and Caine are an interesting duo for a comedy, and Frank Oz directs. This movie is fun and very funny, I enjoyed it.
Super Reviewer
February 23, 2011
A delectable romp! Steve Martin overhams a bit, but it's nicely balanced out by Michael Caine's gentlemen thief. The lean and cross - what a move!
FilmFanatik
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 2007
A very funny film. An unlikely pairing, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Super Reviewer
½ August 21, 2006
A highly amuzing film with an unlikely comedy duo of Michael Caine and Steve Martin which lead to hilarious consequences. Some classic comedy scenes included and the competitive nature throughout is just great fun.
sanjurosamurai
Super Reviewer
½ January 25, 2007
great, one of the comedy classics
Super Reviewer
½ July 5, 2008
The sort of silly, entertaining 80s movie that was always on TV around Christmas...
Super Reviewer
½ July 1, 2007
2 conmen try their best to out do each other to win the affections of a heiress. Very funny at times, great performance from Michael Caine.
deano
Super Reviewer
February 22, 2007
A delicious battle between rival conmen Michael Caine and Steve Martin to see which of them must move away from the lucrative French Riviera. Despite a mite too much silliness from Martin, the jokes fly thick and fast and are supported by a wonderfully clever, twisting, plot that keeps you guessing.
Super Reviewer
½ February 16, 2007
Funny flick with two great actors in the leads.
garyX
Super Reviewer
½ December 24, 2006
Caine and Martin demonstrate a great comic partnership in an enjoyable, witty farce in the tradition of Ealing Studios.
Super Reviewer
½ November 9, 2006
Hilarious.
Super Reviewer
May 23, 2006
A rather good comedy featuring an unlikely but effective double team. Martin is hilarious especially in the Rupret scenes.
Super Reviewer
April 2, 2006
Martin and Caine make such charmingly nasty sobs in this movie. Ruprecht is one of Martin's great characters.
Super Reviewer
½ June 12, 2014
Steve Martin and Michael Caine are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in this hilarious Frank Oz comedy. When confidence man Freddy Benson moves in on another con man's territory the two have a competition to see which of them can con $50,000 from an American heiress first. The con jobs are outrageously funny and full of twists as the two con man try to outdo each other. Martin and Caine are hysterical together, and give outstanding performances. And, Frank Oz's directing does an impressive job at enhancing the comedy so that the jokes hit just right. An incredibly fun and entertaining film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels delivers non-stop laughs.
Super Reviewer
January 23, 2014
I probably shouldn't have taken so long to see this film. Caine and Martin are at their absolute finest and the comedy is first class. Worth a review even if you saw it "in the day"
Super Reviewer
½ November 24, 2014
I've never been able to shake the feeling that, given the talent involved, the film should be a lot better than it is. However it does have it's moments (Ruprecht is an inspired comic creation) and Caine and Martin make a great duo.
xxdebxx
Super Reviewer
May 2, 2010
Two con artists try to outdo each other by swindling people out of their money, but are taken in by a third party. Glenne Headley is the woman that comes between both men, and she has a few surprises of her own in store for them.
There are some good laughs, and both Steve Martin and Michael Caine are great in their roles, a good old-fashioned comedy that is worth watching!
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