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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  1. Aug 19, 2010
    6
    Man makes money conning rich women in French Riviera, man shows up trying similar scam, takes him under his wing, hit on same women, fracas!
    Average comedy which works through the good chemistry between Steve Martin & Michael Caine.
    Not too many big laughs (Steve Martin's Ruprick bits are the standout) but it's entertaining & lots of good supporting actors.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

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  1. 75
    The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple.
  2. Line by line, the dialogue isn't all that quotable, but there is consistently funny life on the screen. The film's comic timing is nearly flawless.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film "Bedtime Story." In this classy version, Steve Martin and Michael Caine play the competing French Riviera conmen trying to outscheme each other in consistently amusing and surprising setups. Martin takes the crass American role played by Marlon Brando, and Caine plays homage to David Niven by sporting a thin mustache, slicked-back hair and double-breasted blue blazer in a sort of 1930s British yachtsman look.