Matchstick Men Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Matchstick Men -- a nice strong balance of laughter and melodrama that envelops you like A Summer Wind.
March 12, 2018
Matchstick Men glides from comedy to suspense to poignance, arriving at a destination you might not suspect...Fun while it lasts, but it's a bit of a con job itself.
December 26, 2010
This is a movie about con games at every level.
June 12, 2009
Nicholas Cage gives his best performance since "Leaving Los Vegas" as con man Roy Waller in this sophisticated movie about familial responsibility, self-imposed barriers and the possibilities of a well executed long con.
October 18, 2008
A cleverly planned switcheroo story in which the twist at the end is the knife in the back.
July 7, 2008
Matchstick Men never really casts off its cloak of artificiality and calculation; its pleasures are minor, however distracting they may be.
December 30, 2006
Scott tucks away his visual athletics in favour of something leisurely and quietly devastating. It's ultimately far more cunning a script than we can reveal here.
June 24, 2006
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.
December 6, 2005
Matchstick Men works because of the way the key players handle the material. This is the work of professionals acknowledging a good story and knowing better than to get in the way.
December 6, 2005
Something less than the sum of its parts, Matchstick Men is a decent film that should have been a considerably better one.
July 5, 2005
May 4, 2005
A lot more fun than most of the director's pompously inflated output.
March 5, 2005
What saves Matchstick Men from being a complete washout are the performances by Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman.
February 25, 2005
Mathstick Men se compare aisment Catch Me If You Can sans atteindre la qualit de Ocean's Eleven.
December 6, 2004
Despite its string of crime-caper clichs, [director Ridley] Scott's focus on character and relationship helps the film transcend the typical mediocrity of its genre.
October 14, 2004
Cage is absolutely terrific down to his eye twitches and neck jerks.
October 7, 2004
Director Ridley Scott, whose recent history has brought us wonderful action films like Black Hawk Down and Gladiator, translates Eric Garcia's book about a neurotic con man into a compelling film.
September 20, 2004
... tenuous and beautiful interaction between Cage and Lohman.
March 14, 2004
...the sort of light, breezy entertainment that feels a lot more like George Roy Hill or Peter Bogdanovich than it does Ridley Scott.
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