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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23

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  1. Nov 14, 2012
    5
    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 makeI 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. Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. If Confidence was made by people who have seen too many movies, it seems to be aimed at people who have seen too few. It offers up stale lessons in vocabulary and technique, all of them easily gleaned on a trip to the video store, as if they were choice bits of inside knowledge.
  2. 60
    Paul Giamatti steals the picture as a sardonic grifter with a phobic terror of dirty toilet seats.
  3. Yes, it's a hyped, hip "Sting" for our times, with goatees, mousse and attitude as part of the update package. It's also Burns's best film since "Saving Private Ryan."