Aroview: A moderately engaging caper comedy from dir. Ridley Scott starring Nicolas Cage as an obsessive-compulsive type whose profession as a conman (with fellow “matchstick man” Sam Rockwell) is compromised by the arrival of the 14-year-old daughter he’s never met.
Arguably less smart than ‘smart alec’, its all surfaces and machismo-cool, but it’s the plot that finally contrives itself to a point where any possible outcome (however twisted or straight) leaves not much room for an either convincing or lasting impression.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Roy, neurotic with anxiety issues, and his ambitious protege are two successful con-artists. When the 14-year-old daughter he never knew shows up unannouced, she's also keen to learn the tricks of the trade. Great twists & turns, keeps you guessing.~GenXGirl