Skills Like This
Skills Like This (2007)

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.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2009
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66%

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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Skills Like This has little to distinguish, director Monty Miranda shows flashes of wit and talent.

Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

It'll be intriguing to see where Miranda goes from here.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Energetic if incoherent.

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Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Begins with an outrageous concept and takes it to the -- pun definitely intended -- max.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Director Miranda shows real skill here.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Miranda, a busy and successful director of commercials, shoots it all with slick economy and efficiency.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Walter V. Addiego
Houston Chronicle

Overall, it's less clever than [director] Miranda seems to think.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Berger appears to be a potential breakout talent, turning a character who could be endlessly irritating into an oddly charming, self-effacing rogue.

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I dont know sometimes what attracts me to a movie, but this one definitely got me. A few minutes into it I was wondering if I even wanted to watch it. A few… More
William Goss
Insubstantial but wholly enjoyable farce makes for breezy fun.