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Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

Summary: Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen's stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn't know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress, Penelope Stamp. Penelope's primary past-time in life is to, as she calls it, "borrow hobbies": when she sees something she likes, she learns how to do it solely through reading books. As the brothers go through their final con on Penelope, three main problems may occur to thwart the plan. First, the brothers' former mentor and now arch enemy, Diamond Dog, may exact his long awaited revenge on the brothers. Second, Penelope may end up being more unpredictable than all their former marks. And third, Bloom, who has let love slip by in his life, may fall for Penelope. But through the process, no one ever really knows who is conning who.
Runtime: 114 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence, some sensuality and brief strong language.
Production: Endgame Entertainment
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Czech
Home Release Date: Jan 12, 2010
Director Credit
Rian Johnson Director
Writer Credit
Rian Johnson Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Adrien Brody Bloom
Mark Ruffalo Stephen
Rachel Weisz Penelope
Cast Credit
Andy Nyman Charleston
Craig Johnson Apple Cart Vendor
Dubravko Jovanovic Albino
Max Records Young Stephen
Maximilian Schell Diamond Dog
Noah Segan The Duke
Nora Zehetner Rose
Ram Bergman Himself
Ricky Jay Narrator
Rinko Kikuchi Bang Bang
Robbie Coltrane Curator
Zachary Gordon Young Bloom
Producer Credit
Douglas Hansen Executive Producer
James D. Stern Producer
Matthew J. Birch Co-Producer
Ram Bergman Producer
Tom Karnowski Co-Producer
Wendy Japhet Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: