Matchstick Men

Lie. Cheat. Steal. Rinse. Repeat.
Lie. Cheat. Steal. Rinse. Repeat.
MATCHSTICK MENĀ (12)
D: Ridley Scott
Warner/Saturn/Scott Free (Jack Rapke, Ridley Scott, Steve Starkey, Sean Bailey & Ted Griffin)
US/UK 2003
116 mins

Drama/Thriller

W: Nicholas Griffin & Ted Griffin [based on the novel by Eric Garcia]
DP: John Mathieson
Ed: Dody Dorn
Mus: Hans Zimmer

Nicolas Cage (Roy Waller), Sam Rockwell (Frank Mercer), Alison Lohman (Angela)

A pair of confidence tricksters drift apart when one of them is reunited with his daughter.
This is one of them films which gained a following for having plenty of scenes in which Nicolas Cage "loses his shit", but all in all it's quite predictable when watching, forgettable afterwards and the performances really aren't anything particularly special. There was definite promise, but a better story wasn't fully realised here. Matchstick thin.
5/10

Nicolas Cage & Alison Lohman in Matchstick Men
Nicolas Cage & Alison Lohman in Matchstick Men