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Skills Like This
When a failed writer discovers his previously untapped talent for larceny, his own life and the lives of his two best friends are turned upside down in a felonious comedy from director Monty Miranda. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It'll be intriguing to see where Miranda goes from here."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"Energetic if incoherent."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Begins with an outrageous concept and takes it to the -- pun definitely intended -- max."
‑ Gary Wolcott, Tri-City Herald
"A quirky little film that relies heavily on charm to make up for some rather glaring flaws in story, pacing and character. Fortunately, it has charm to spare."
‑ Cindy White, IGN Movies
"A slick and clean cut piece of slacker comedy with great production and a fun sound track but sadly lacking in edginess."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Director Miranda shows real skill here."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Miranda, a busy and successful director of commercials, shoots it all with slick economy and efficiency."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"It almost works, too, though ultimately this visually splendid but sluggish story of a twentysomething would-be writer and his impulsive, overnight career as a bank and convenience-store robber takes the money and runs nowhere."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"The casting is unique, the acting able, and the camera work expert."
‑ Joe O'Connell, Austin Chronicle
"As charming an offbeat romantic comedy as anybody could hope to make on a micro-budget."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Overall, it's less clever than [director] Miranda seems to think."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, Houston Chronicle
"Berger appears to be a potential breakout talent, turning a character who could be endlessly irritating into an oddly charming, self-effacing rogue."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"The movie is so well made that it's hard not to like this often funny movie regardless whether one takes the story too seriously."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"It works here, however, thanks largely to the strength of Berger's performance and the way the movie's familiar "follow your heart" message is diluted by a goofy subplot involving David trying to help Tom find gainful employment."
‑ , Film Threat
"Despite stylish editing, lively performances and some effervescent dialogue, Skills Like This eventually becomes insipid, tedious, inane and a bit lackluster."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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