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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie on many different levels. Aesthetically and technically it was more than slick with great performances from Cage, Lohman and Rockwell and great direction from Ridley Scott. I was engaged by the story of the developing relationship between father and 'daughter', and intrigued by the internal struggles of Roy.
What made it better than the standard caper flick like the 'Ocean' series was that the story revolved not around the caper itself, which was a rather pleasant twist (although I suspected it to be coming when Roy commented about not trying to con someone trying to con you to Angela) but Roy's story of redemption. To give up the accumulated wealth of decades of hard work (albeit dishonest work) and forego the route of vengeance, that won my admiration and respect.
Hard-pressed to grind out any real laughs from this, even though Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair make for great eye candy. Even the supposedly iconic 'bend & snap' move looked to me like someone shoved a poker up a chipmunk's ass. The only part that got a laugh out of me was the courtroom scene when the pool-man stammers that Chucky is just a friend and Chucky stands up from the audience, screams "You bitch!" and stomps out of court. Utterly gay.