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Michael Radford (Il Postino and The Merchant of Venice) directs screenwriter Edward Anderson's script about an aging janitor and an American executive who form an unlikely alliance in order to carry out an elaborate jewel heist. Set in 1960s-era London, the tense crime thriller stars Michael Caine as the scheming maintenance man who longs to relieve his employers at the London Diamond Corporation of their valuable inventory, and Demi Moore as the savvy executive who is completely perplexed by the wealthy diamond magnates. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

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"The problem is that as heist movies go this is about as captivating as watching someone dodge a bus fare. Almost everything about the film is second-rate: the direction, the plotting, the intrusive modernist production design."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"The inspired pairing of Demi Moore and Michael Caine as a pair of thieves in the diamond-heist semi-caper movie Flawless goes a long way toward overcoming the film's slack, leisurely pacing."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"A mopey character study only half-convincingly tricked out as a heist thriller."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Fatuous and soulless."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
""Hang on lads, I've got a great idea..." said Michael Caine at the end of The Italian Job. Presumably he didn't mean waiting 40 years before pulling off a caper that wouldn't blow the bloody doors off a rabbit hutch."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"For about 100 of its 108 minutes, this film treats the viewer to a stylish, suspenseful roller coaster peppered with all manner of ugly, money-grubbing corporate types."
‑ Christy DeSmith, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[It's got] some neat little twists and turns."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"There's little by way of thrills. Still, as a caper with a great cast and clever premise, Flawless works, despite its, um, flaws."
‑ Rosamund Witcher, Empire Magazine
"You will need a very sweet tooth for this kind of thing, and, to be quite frank, the heist itself is not dramatised all that excitingly or clearly. But I quite like thrillers featuring enormous circular vault doors."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Diamonds aren't forever in this sluggish heist caper from Michael Radford that partners Michael Caine and Demi Moore for the first time since 1984's Blame It On Rio."
‑ , Total Film
"Screenwriter Edward Anderson drops the South African angle in favor of more conventional developments and has a hard time bringing this across the finish line without a number of implausibilities."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Those of us who'll happily watch Caine in pretty much anything will find enough pleasures here."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Ignore the dull framing device and this is a watchable period crime drama. Pity about the dull, oft-used title though."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"Calling a diamond-heist movie Flawless is a valiant choice - especially when it's anything but. Suspense is essential to this genre, but here you couldn't care less what happens next."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"They don't make thrillers like this any more, and for good reason."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
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