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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the 1964 film farce Bedtime Story. Steve Martin and Michael Caine take over the roles originally played by Marlon Brando and David Niven: two international con artists, plying their trade on gullible wealthy women up and down the Riviera. Martin and Caine vie over the honor of fleecing ingenuous heiress Glenne Headly (in a role originated by Shirley Jones).

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Martin, the most eloquent of physical clowns -- the Baryshnikov of comedy -- is at his most inspired here. He parodies feelings, attitudes, states of mind that one would think were exempt from it, and his caricature of dapper suavity is killingly precise."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"An amusing comedy whose strengths and weaknesses both stem from the broad treatment of the material."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"A great scam comedy with Martin and Caine continually trying to top each other. Hilarious from beginning to end."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"There's little enough to keep you occupied as Caine and Martin go through their comic set pieces in workaday fashion while the film moves mechanically from one contrived situation to the next."
‑ , Time Out
"The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The surprise ending can be spotted a mile off, but it's still enormous fun getting there."
‑ , Film4
"Hilarious but uneven."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Shoulda been funnier than it is."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Their comic methods are different, but from their first unequal encounter until the very last in a series of twist endings, Mr. Caine and Mr. Martin work together with an exuberant ease that's a joy to watch."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Martin and Caine scam women. Not for young kids."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"Near classic comedy of con artists on the loose with Steve Martin and Michael Caine playing off each other."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Worthy conmen comedy with a great cast."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Caine and Martin are criminally cool together. Truly funny stuff."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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