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About the Movie
An extremely odd couple - a young Latino man who will do anything for his family and a 30-something scheming white guy who will do anything to his family - come across one of the most valuable pieces of currency in U.S. history. All they have to do is sell it, which is where the real problems begin. And of course, the only way out is family - the one person who can help them, hates them both: the schemer's sister! Starring Academy Award-nominee John C. Reilly ("Chicago" "The Perfect Storm"), Diego Luna ("Terminal", "Open Range"), Golden Globe-nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Mona Lisa Smile", "Adaptation") and Jonathan Tucker ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Hostage"). Produced by George Clooney and Stephen Soderbergh ("Good Night, And Good Luck", "Syriana"). Written and directed by Gregory Jacobs.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 121
- Fresh: 84
- Rotten: 37
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The problems lie not with the actors but with a glib approach that exposes the flaws of the original story.
Fresh: It's such a pleasure being in the company of these actors as they work with character-rich material that if they burst into the audience and swindled us out of our wallets, we would gladly oblige.
Fresh: A breathless and dazzling caper that knocks your socks off.
Fresh: Doesn't exactly reinvigorate an overworked genre, but neither does it disgrace the format or the original movie.
Brilliant and original
I loved this -- I've watched it twice and am tempted to watch it again :)
I believe it is based on a Spanish (?) film called 9 Queens or the like. In any case it is fresh with great characters and O'Reilly as gritty a grifter as one can find. I hadn't realised Clooney and Soderbergh were involved -- kudos to them as well.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2004
- © 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.