Confidence (2003)

What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew: Insideman Gordo, Shills Miles, and Big Al--and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it may not be the best con in town, the movie still manages to entertain with its colorful cast.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Overplotted, overcontrived, overshot and overedited.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

What it shares with most of its predecessors is a sterling cast, in this instance almost entirely male, and the willingness of several talented performers to play against type, with entertainingly comic effect.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A lazy, paint-by-numbers thriller...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This is a one sweet sexy sting of a movie.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... Confidence does suffer a bit from some plot devices that haven't been original since The Sting, but it's a top-notch character study and a fun exercise in style.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Con man meets the mob. Violent, grown-up tale.

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David Edelstein

Identity is suicidally insecure.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Surely there is something wrong with a movie that is supposed to make you go Wow! yet instead provokes a great big Huh?

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I was entertained, but hardly stunned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A conman whose crew accidentally takes the money of a crime kingpin is forced into doing a job for him to pay back the debt. Attempting the same kind of smart,… More
Lewis C.
A decent heist film in the vein of the Ocean's movies.
Alice Shen
Clever twists and slick humor - not as satisfying upon second viewing though. Edward Burns is charmingly stoic.
Cassandra Maples
Jake Vig, a charming presence even in the worst of times, makes a perfectly beguiling grifter; as Jake Vig he displays both the smarts to spot big money and the… More
Ginny  X
<font face="arial" size=2><center><b>"In every con, sooner or later, somebodys gonna ask the right… More
Al S
Relentlessly enjoyable. A smart, funny, stylish and teriffic crime thriller. It packs plenty of twist and endless surprises. Ed Burns gives his best performance… More

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