Matchstick Men (2003)
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as Roy Waller
as Chuck Frechette
as Dr. Klein
as Mrs. Schaffer
as Mr. Schaffer
as Laundry Lady
as Slacker Boyfriend
as Pharmacist No.1
as Pharmacist No.1
as Man on Line
as Bank Clerk
as Bank Teller
as Parking Garage Cashier
as Long-Winded Parking Garage Driver
as Store Clerk
as Carpet Store Manager
as Pizza Boy
as Taxi Driver
as Airport Bartender
as Hospital Intern
as Pharmacy Cashier
as Strip Club Waitress
as Strip Club Bouncer
as Car Wash Employee
as Valet Parker
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Matchstick Men
Matchstick Men never really casts off its cloak of artificiality and calculation; its pleasures are minor, however distracting they may be.
Ridley Scott lets us enjoy the satisfying clicks and whirrs of the well-oiled celluloid con trick, while leaving plenty of head room for Cage to twitch and fret in.
Matchstick Men is really two movies brilliantly spliced into one, each enriching the other.
It's a blah little exploitation picture that thinks it's a deep humanist parable.
Audience Reviews for Matchstick Men
Ridley Scott's con movie outing is charming, but overplayed, which serves to give away the ending long before the end. Kinda ruined it for me. And the main con in the piece never questions the actions of his subordinates, which he calmly tells us, is his main job. And so, meh.
Cage gives a great performance as an obsessive compulsive con artist, Alison Lohman is good as Angela, and Sam Rockwell as just as good as he normally is in roles like this. it's a good attempt at a dramedy by director Ridley Scott, and the film is both well paced and well written.
A complex, very involving drama, "Matchstick Men" displays fantastic lead performances from its main cast comprised of Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman, but also heightens director Ridley Scott to a whole new form of filmmaking where he shows that he can tell a story more through genuine character development than the actual job the film centers on.
Matchstick Men Quotes
|Angela:||TV dinners are cool. You should get the TV to go with it.|
|Roy Waller:||To some people, money is a foreign film without subtitles.|
|Roy Waller:||Hey have you ever been dragged to the sidewalk and beaten till you PISSED... BLOOD!|
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