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Tripp Kennedy (Patrick Dempsey) ambles into a bank near closing time, just as two different gangs unwittingly converge to rob it. A shoot-out erupts, and Tripp tackles the smart, pretty teller, Kaitlin (Ashley Judd), to protect her. The gangs--one clearly made up of pros and the other a couple of buffoons--have deadlocked themselves in a Mexican standoff. The bank's security system starts the end-of-day lockdown and seals everyone into the building. As the night evolves, a hilarious game of cat and mouse ensues as Tripp and Kaitlin try to save the day, escape being killed, and avoid… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You know there's something wrong with a comedy when you'd rather see the main characters killed off than live happily ever after."
‑ Una LaMarche, New York Observer
"It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"There reaches a point, however, at which the rather limited nature of the movie's premise starts to become a problem..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The sprawling ensemble yields to a story that's so heavily worked-over, it doesn't get much of a chance to breathe."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"May not be well executed, too broad for a script that obviously wants to be a very profane and twisted black comedy, but it's not without a silly charm."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
"One thought that occurred to me while pacing myself through Flypaper: With the economy being what it is, will there be a rash of bank robbery movies?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"In the end, there's just a roomful of decent character actors in search of a point. For them, the titular "Flypaper" may have simply been a paycheck."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Minkoff doesn't bring a whole lot of originality to the picture, which could use a shot of surprise considering the snoozy bank heist conventions it employs. Still, what he lacks in freshness he makes up for in velocity."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The film is a heist-and-hostage comedy that reminds you that criminals, under pressure, are as neurotic as anyone else."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"Just not a very strong take on the bank-robbing comedy we've seen so many times before."
‑ Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net
"A mighty thin and derivative slice of moviemaking."
‑ Leah Rozen, The Wrap
""Flypaper" has enough twists and surprises to remain interesting in a closed-room, Agatha Christie kind of way. But it's never quite as clever or as hip as it thinks it is."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"The real question is: How does a movie as weak as this get made? Who read this script and said, "I have to make this movie"?..It's not funny - and that's the real crime."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"It's painfully unfunny, and the type of immediately disposable junk one wouldn't expect to see on cable, much less the Sundance Film Festival."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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