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Matchstick Men (2003)

3 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Charles de Lauzirika and Ridley Scott

Marking a welcome return to the breezy style ofThelma & Louise, Ridley Scott'sMatchstick Menreminds us that the director ofGladiatoris equally adept with quirky comedies and offbeat characters. Smoothly adapted from thenovelby Eric Garcia and … see full wiki

Release Date: September 12, 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
2 reviews about Matchstick Men (2003)
review by . October 16, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
This film is a clever story of a con-man turning straight. It starts off a bit slow as it develops the main character, played by Nicholas Cage. He is suffering from tics and OCD, and after his doctor leaves town he has to find a new shrink to get him meds, which provides a key link in the directions the plot takes. As the movie gets into gear it mixes comedy, drama, and suspense, with a somewhat anti-climactic ending. This was a great role for Cage, as he gets to play the neurotic con-man transforming …
review by . February 29, 2004
A Tour de Force for Nicholas CageRidley Scott CAN do intimate stories; not everything he touches has to depend on the grand scale of Gladiator. In MATCHSTICK MEN he has taken a small-scale story and created a wholly believable tale of intrigue, surprises, tenderness, and unconventional outcomes.Matchstick men is another term for grifters or con artists and Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell are small scale but superb practitioners of the trade. Cage plays Roy, a neurotic, twitchy, obsessive compulsive …
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