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ShannonP.Aug 5, 2005Contrived. Pretentious. Sterile. Convoluted. Mamet again proves that when "one" spends "one's" lef being a writer, one doesn't have a life to write about.
LindaM.Aug 11, 2005I have watched this film several times, and each time think less of it. Nothing in the characters or plot seems genuine. Some of the dialog is comically phony and false. If the intent was to make some type of film parable, the subject is wrong and the plot too intricate. What is presented as some kind of intriguing "confidence game" seems to be the imaginings of an invalid who has never left his house. The amazing thing is that as bad as this movie feels on repeated viewing, much of the acting is actually quite good . . . which almost seems to highlight the problems with the script.… Expand