Spivs (2004)

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Movie Info

An elegant con-man adept at pulling off small-time swindles gets in over his head when a simple truck job inadvertently gets his crew involved in the black market immigrant trade in this stylish caper comedy that takes it's title from a British slang term for one who earns their keep through underhand dealings. Jack Pike (Ken Scott) can grift with the best of them. A lifelong criminal who gets by with a little help from his aimless brother-in-law Goat (Dominic Monaghan) and his faithful right-hand man Steve (Nick Moran), Pike has established himself as a virtual underworld aristocrat. When he agrees to partake in what appears to be a by-the-books truck job with his alluring rival Jenny (Kate Ashfield) and ends up with two Albanian children on his hands, however, double cons turn to triple crosses in a deadly game where survival, not money, is the only true sign of success. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Ken Stott
as Jack
Nick Moran
as Steve
Jack Dee
as Nigel
Paul Kaye
as O'Brien
Rita Ora
as Rosanna
Tamer Hassan
as Mr. Villa
Elizabeth Berrington
as Nigel's Secretary
Derek Lea
as Associate #1
David Gant
as Associate #2
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Critic Reviews for Spivs

All Critics (3)

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Full Review… | March 30, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It becomes quite grim and, although by no means perfect, uses the genre expectations to con the audience as well.

Full Review… | December 6, 2007
Eye for Film

Interpretado com simpatia por Ken Stoutt, Jack é um protagonista envolvente, mas o filme à sua volta jamais se decide pelo drama, pela comédia ou pelo thriller, prejudicando-se ainda mais com um final pouco convincente.

March 4, 2006
Cinema em Cena

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Full Review… | May 13, 2005
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | May 13, 2005
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for Spivs

½

I watched this on Netflix stream, not really knowing what to expect. A couple of actors in it appealed to me (Ken Stott, Dominic Monaghan) so I stuck with it. It does start a little slow, but ends up being quite a nice British caper in the end. Stott reminds me alot of Michael Caine, but a little warmer.

Michelle Hensley
Michelle Hensley
½

I was not expecting much from this film because it never got a wide release here in the US. I was pleasantly surprised and found myself really enjoying the film. Great performances by the cast and a coherent story kept the film from being just another piece of fluff.

Shadow Lite
Shadow Lite
½

I just couuld not get into this movies. The characters just didn't motovate me to caring enough about them to stay interested. It's well made, the acting was good, but it had an unpleasantness I didn't care for. Just not my taste in films.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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