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What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and two corrupt LAPD officers, Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano. But when both Lionel and Big Al turn up dead, it becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any mark--as Jake soon learns, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Jake offers to repay "The King" by pulling off the biggest con of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Overplotted, overcontrived, overshot and overedited."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"What it shares with most of its predecessors is a sterling cast, in this instance almost entirely male, and the willingness of several talented performers to play against type, with entertainingly comic effect."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Con man meets the mob. Violent, grown-up tale."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"While it sometimes fails to live up to its title, Confidence ultimately, wins us over-in short, it dazzlingly does what all good cons are supposed to do."
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
"Garcia, who plays the least glamorous role of his life, does the best job of thieving each scene he's in."
‑ Charlie Brown,
"This is a one sweet sexy sting of a movie."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"... Confidence does suffer a bit from some plot devices that haven't been original since The Sting, but it's a top-notch character study and a fun exercise in style."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"I was entertained, but hardly stunned."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Misses the first rule of whodunnit filmmaking and never recovers; if you fool me once, you have to at least give me a reason to care that I've been fooled."
‑ Oz,
"Podemos até admirar a engenhosidade do tal 'golpe perfeito', mas não nos importamos muito com seus resultados."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Identity is suicidally insecure."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Surely there is something wrong with a movie that is supposed to make you go Wow! yet instead provokes a great big Huh?"
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Jammed with double and triple-crosses that make Doug Jung's confusing screenplay secondary to the film's overall look."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"...the performances elevate a standard con game plot."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"certainly rivals con-film king Mamet for the choppy, colloquial crispness of its dialogue, but lacks something of the intricacy of Mamet's plotting."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
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