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Fakers (2004)




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Saddled with a 50,000 which he has only four days to pay off before suffering grievous bodily harm, a petty London criminal attempts to carry out an ingenious art scam in director Richard Janes' spirited caper comedy. Nick Blake (Matthew Rhys) owes smooth-operating crime lord Foster Wright (Art Malik) a sizable dept, and if he doesn't cough up the cash in four days the situation promises to turn nasty. Desperate to find a means of raising the cash but unable to carry out the kind of heist that could get him out of his peculiar jam, Nick believes that he has found a solution to his problem when he discovers a lost sketch by revered Italian artist Antonio Fraccini. Nick's plan hits a hitch, however, when he discovers that the sketch is only worth 15,000. Now, with the clock ticking down and mere hours to go before Art sends his thugs out to collect, desperate Nick will enlist the aid of his cynical friend Eve and her talented artist brother Tony in forging the sketch and selling copies to five different Mayfair galleries in the short span of one hour. Should Tony and his partners in crime successfully execute their carefully planned ruse, the galleries won't even realize they've been swindled until it's too late. If the plan goes awry, on the other hand, Tony will be a wanted man on both sides of the law.
R (for language and some nudity)
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Matthew Rhys
as Nick Edwards
Kate Ashfield
as Eve Evans
Tom Chambers
as Tony Evans
Tony Haygarth
as Phil Norris
Art Malik
as Foster Wright
Rula Lenska
as Sylvia Creat
Edward Hibbert
as Gordon Fisher
Paul Clayton
as Henry Price
Larry Lamb
as Harvey Steed
Jonathan Cecil
as Dr. Fielding
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Critic Reviews for Fakers

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The scenario isn't entirely plausible, but the actors are engaging and you can't beat the running time.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Such artless inattention to the con man's craft might be overlooked if any of the characters or performers had the personality to pull one over on us, the audience.

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Paul Gerstenberger's amusingly waggish screenplay keeps one attuned.

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fakers is pleasant, passable entertainment, even if it's all too lightweight.

Full Review… | December 5, 2007

just doesn't have enough pep or twists to maintain interest in the long run.

September 6, 2007

This idiotic crime comedy begins as a heated Sophia Petrillo flashback only to continue as a lobotomized Guy Ritchie caper.

Full Review… | August 19, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Fakers

This is one of those films that are a conundrum: on one hand there is nothing special about it (con game movie with a plot that is old as time and none too believable, so-so acting), and on the other hand there is just enough meat on the bones of the story to keep your interest, the sexual tension is well played, and the pacing is good enough so that you do not hate yourself for watching it. The accents are very understandable too (not always the case in movies from Great Britain). Don't go in expecting much, and you'll find a quaintly amusing con game that is short enough feel like it is over in the blink of an eye.

Don Schick
Don Schick

humor negro sobre una familia muy poco comun, pero vaya que ya he conocido algunas familias, asi..jaja

antonio acuna
antonio acuna

Great movie. I thought it would be dull, but this movie had very good. The storyline was fantastic. Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters) is so sexy and such a great actor. This movie had a really good title too. This movie was terrific and smart, I bet if you people who rated it as not interested saw it you would be impressed. This movie had a really good ending too, most movies are great but then when the ending comes around your disappointed, this movie was exactly the opposite. Awesome movie.

Michelle G.
Michelle G.

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