Rien ne va plus (The Swindle)
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The 50th film from legendary French New Wave writer and director Claude Chabrol is a typically Hitchcockian comic thriller about a pair of con artists. Up to now, the duo of Betty (Isabelle Huppert) and Victor (Michel Serrault) have contented themselves to small scams at hotel conventions, such as spiking the drink of a gambler, then rolling him for his winnings after he follows the flirtatious Betty back to his room and passes out. It then develops that, for the past year, without telling Victor, Betty has been plotting an enormous score involving Maurice (François Cluzet), the treasurer of… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A work of superb yet unpretentious film craftsmanship by a past master and an impeccable cast and crew."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Like The Grifters and Bound, The Swindle succeeds because, in addition to telling an engaging crime story with vivid characters, it never takes itself too seriously."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As a cinematic confection from one of the masters, it's cotton candy, evaporating before it ever gets good."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"Você pode até não rir durante a projeção, mas sairá do cinema com um sorriso de lado, admirado com a esperteza - e falta de escrúpulos - daquele casal tão simpático."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This is one of Chabrol's poorer films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Even when it threatens to sink into the familiar mechanics of a double-dealing heist story, Chabrol keeps curiosity piqued, the actors delightful and the outcome in sufficient question."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"This is a piece of fluff that dissolves like a sugar cube as you watch it."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"unfunny and unthrilling"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It's another wickedly humorous psychological thriller that provides a showy part for [Chabrol's] favorite star, Isabelle Huppert."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Chabrol's plot is silly, wholly unbelievable even for light fare, and downright confounding."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A failed attempt at frivolity."
‑ Amy Taubin, Village Voice
"Chabrol's 50th film, made with the practiced ease of a master."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Swindle might not be a deep film, but it makes no missteps in showing us the steps these two small time crooks take as they attempt to pull off a big time con."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"Deftly mixes humor and suspense in equal measure."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"A hit and miss bag of cosmopolitan wit."
‑ Trevor Lewis, Empire Magazine
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