#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Jake Vig leads a small Los Angeles based team of grifters, each member who has his specific role in each con: Jake is the main man, Miles the adversary, Big Al the scared innocent bystander, and Gordo the dead shooting victim. He also has in his pockets crooked LAPD detectives Lloyd Whitworth and Omar Manzano who basically play themselves as needed. Beyond getting the money, the basic goal of each con is to ensure the mark is so scared by what has happened – usually being an accomplice in a “murder” – that he won’t come back looking for the money. Jake learns the hard way that their latest mark, Louis Dolby, who they fleeced for $150,000, was carrying money for a criminal named King, who takes a no prisoners approach in getting even, he who knows who stole his money. Instead of returning the $150,000 to King, money which he no longer has anyway, Jake convinces King to parlay that money and a bit more into a bigger con against a mark of King’s choice, that person being banker Morgan Price, a second generation mobster. The total take for this con is to be $5 million. Beyond co-opting a couple of inside people for this con, King wants one of his own men inserted – Lupus – and Jake also enlists the work of a female pickpocket he recently ran across named Lily, to who he is attracted. During the process, a small wrinkle occurs when they learn that Special Agent Gunther Butan with the US Customs Agency, an old adversary of Jake’s, is currently after him, which means they either have to call off the international mission or watch more carefully their movements, with Jake not to be the one to carry any money across the border. But with a group of con artists working for the first time with new players, a question becomes are there any inside cons at play, especially in this case where Jake has more of a personal stake than usual.
Plot: What Jake Vig doesn’t know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn’t just any mark, he was an accountant for eccentric crime boss Winston King. Jake and his crew will have to stay one step ahead of both the criminals and the cops to finally settle their debt.
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Watch “The Sting” Instead
Hmmm… I watched it and it sounded a lot like the Sting. And then I watched the documentary that came with the DVD and the screenwriter said that he watched “The Sting” and then wrote this movie.
He basically copied “The Sting.” Just that he took out the characters and the ambiance. He added a wasted voice-over.
I think I can imagine the thought process behind this movie: Let’s take “the Sting” and give it a noir edge to it. Then we’ll update it to modern day LA (even though the screenwriter wanted a cliché-ridden NYC) and we’ll include a whole lot of quick cuts and fancy colours because that’s what the MTV generation likes these days.
Watch “The Sting” instead. It’s much better.
Decent little con flick
….only very mild spoilers….
“Confidence” is a decent little con flick with some nice twists in the latter-half.
The main strength of the the film is the performances from Edward Burns, and in particular, Dustin Hoffman.
Hoffman plays “The King”, a sick, twisted “recovering” sociopath who takes a liking to Jake(Edward Burns) even though Burns stole a bunch of his money.
Their interaction early in the film really is the highlight. The next best part is a nice final twist.
The film has style, but nothing we haven’t seen before. There’s a huge dose of Steven Soderbourgh going on here with the shots and the music, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, albeit unoriginal.
The film also lacks action, and doesn’t really have any stand out moments of greatness.
All that said, I found this to be worth my time. Not sure I would go out and buy it, but Hoffman and Burns are personal favorites, and if I did buy this one, they would be the reason why.
Rachel Weisz is fine in a supporting role, but the film could have used a little more character development with her and her budding relationship with Burns. Giamatti’s character suffers in much the same way.
In summary: While we’ve seen this before, the lead characters jump off the screen and the rehashed style is still effective. I could give this a mild recommendation.
You’ll like this if you liked:Out of Sight(better), Albino Alligator(worse), or Money For Nothing(slightly worse).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director James Foley
Writer Doug Jung
Actors Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Morris Chestnut, Leland Orser
Country USA, Canada, Germany
Production Company Lions Gate Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Variable Prime, Angenieux HR and Cooke Varotal Lenses, Moviecam SL, Zeiss Variable Prime, Angenieux HR and Cooke Varotal Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,661 m (Sweden), 2,690 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393)