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  • Summary: Flawless is a clever diamond-heist thriller set in swinging 1960s London. Demi Moore plays Laura Quinn, a bright, driven, and beautiful executive at the London Diamond Corporation who finds herself frustrated by a glass ceiling after years of faithful employment, as man after man is promoted ahead of her despite her greater experience. Michael Caine is Hobbs, the nighttime janitor at London Diamond who is virtually invisible to the executives who work there, but over the years has amassed a startling amount of knowledge about how the company runs. Hobbs has his own bone to pick with London Diamond and, observing Laura's frustration, convinces her to help him execute an ingenious plan to steal a hefty sum in diamonds. But unbeknownst to Laura, Hobbs plans go even further than he's let on, and together they set in motion a thrilling heist of dizzying proportions, the likes of which London has never seen. (Magnolia) Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    75
    In the diamond-heist thriller Flawless, there aren't a lot of diamonds, heists or thrills. But there is a nice sense of style, and appreciation for tense face-to-face confrontations among characters trying to ignore the temptations around them.
  2. 75
    A modest little caper film that satisfies chiefly because of its relative familiarity and lack of ambition.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    It's assured and neatly crafted - the time zips by while you're watching it.
  4. 63
    Polished but oddly lifeless heist thriller.
  5. 63
    The heist in Flawless comes at the film's midpoint, but although Radford wrings some nice suspense from the sequence, the theft isn't his primary focus here. It's what happens next.
  6. A mildly diverting period heist movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    Flawless is the sort of movie that tends to get called "enjoyably old-fashioned," except that there's nothing enjoyable about it. The pacing is torpid, the plotting slack, and the performances utterly joyless--chiefly Moore, who walks through every scene with her face stretched into an expressionless mask, her lips pressed into a permanent pout.

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  1. BobE.
    Apr 4, 2008
    8
    A gem. Flawless is a heist movie where the motives are more complicated than the usual "it's all about the money." The very human thieves, Moore and Caine, have believable human reasons for doing it. And they sweat bullets in the process. When they pull it off you're more thrilled than you are usually with these capers - where the motives of the thieves are the same as that of nine-year-old shoplifters; to get away with it, (by being oh-so clever) and to have the toys thus purloined. Revenge, such as powered the gang in The Italian Job, is juicier than greed. The English TV series Hustle is fun because the charming characters only work their scams on those who richly deserve to be taken. Caine, the old pro, has created a marvelous character in Hobbs the janitor here. See Flawless and you won't come away feeling ripped-off. Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2013
    5
    There isn't much going on here, and contrary to the title, Flawless is definitely flawed. The performances are surprisingly bland, and the story is, too. There isn't much heist, diamonds, or interesting characters here; just a movie that has some style and multiple clich├ęs. Expand

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