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  • Summary: Smooth-talking American Dylan (Futterman) and his English friend Jez (Townsend), with the help of bright young typist Georgie (Becknisale) fleece as many wealthy people as it takes to buy themselves the stately home of their dreams. They run a scam involving selling bogus voice-activated computer hardware to company executives.
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    Though the script never makes a convincing case for the lads as '90s Robin Hoods, it's restlessly inventive, with a pleasant, rather than rib-cracking, humor and likable touch of naivete.
  2. At its best the movie is still innocent enough to slide past your guard, and inventive and lively enough to make the average Hollywood comedy seem to be on heavy tranquilizers.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Meek
    60
    The leads are all likable, albeit two-dimensional, and the rompish surreal texture of the film, makes it stylishly hip and humorous, almost like an episode of "The Monkees."
  4. This aggressively whimsical fairy tale about a pair of grown-up orphans who rob from the rich to give to the poor (themselves!) and end up living happily ever after darts forward so quickly that several major plot turns are dispensed with in 10 or 15 seconds of babble.
  5. 50
    The film is preposterous to the point of distraction, where the necessary level of suspension of disbelief exceeds the capacity of a normal, thinking person.
  6. 50
    Shooting Fish wants to hang with the hip crowd--witness the vibrant colors, the flashy camera work and the stream of catchy pop songs--but its heart just isn't wild enough.
  7. Aspires to the breezy esprit of a Richard Lester comedy from the '60s, but it's a deadly, leaden affair.

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