Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. 90
    Confidence grooves on the giddy joy of storytelling -- on the digressive whimsy of good dialogue, on playful editing, on the ways in which con men -- and filmmakers -- psych out their victims.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 14, 2012
    I would give this one just a bare pass because it tried to glamourize the shady world of grifters and conmen which is kind of like making a film about a guy who rooks people via a ponzi scheme as if he was some kind of an underdog. We all know about that kind of thing, The film was in poor taste. Well it should be an issue when a film is in poor taste. To bad that the studios that make these films don't seem to see things quite that way. Probably best to just avoid it. There are small parts by Andy Garcia and Dustin Hoffman but that doesn't really make this film much better. A lousy script is still a lousy script. Full Review »