The Opportunists
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In this downbeat drama, a reformed criminal finds himself led back to a life of crime. Fresh out of prison, former safecracker Victor Kelly (Christopher Walken) wants to support his daughter Miriam (Vera Farmiga) and Aunt Dierdre (Anne Pitoniak) with his new career in auto repair. But Victor's deep in debt, and he's in no position to say no when he and his Irish gangster cousin Michael (Peter McDonald) hook up with two security guards (Jose Zuniga and (Donal Logue) looking for someone who can open a safe. The Opportunists was written and directed by Myles Connell in his feature debut;… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Walken. Lauper. Silly heist and regional accents. See."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"The whole film is distributed with bursts of short dialogue that, coupled to the actors' gestures, reveal the people in minimum time."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"Here we have a bittersweet little character study masquerading as a caper flick."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"slow slow pace"
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"What's there not to like about this robbery film!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Directed on snooze control by Myles Connell."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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