Confidence 2003 NR CC

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When professional grifter Jake Vig (Edward Burns) chooses the wrong mark in The King (Dustin Hoffman), he is given two choices: pull off a near impossible heist or lose his life. Needing all the help he can get, Jake brings in beautiful con artist Lily (Rachel Weisz) and a mixed group of "professionals.

Starring:
Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Genres Thriller
Director James Foley
Starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz
Supporting actors Morris Chestnut, Leland Orser, Louis Lombardi, Paul Giamatti, Brian Van Holt, Donal Logue, Luis Guzmán, April O'Brien, Jay Giannone, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Franky G, Dustin Hoffman, Melissa Lawner, Nicole Marie Lenz, Robert Forster, Elle Alexander, John Carroll Lynch, Elysia Skye
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Edward Burns plays Jake Vig, the leader of a small crew of con men.
Stephen McMenamin
Edward Burns is great as the conman Dustin Hoffman is unbelievably creepy but Smart as the Strip club owner/ Mob Boss, Rachel Weisz, Andy Garcia round out the cast.
Camera Guy
Without spoiling much or anything for that matter the plot may confuse, but when the end wraps it up you will understand everything.
"imunbeatable01"

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 20, 2003
Format: DVD
Underseen in theaters due to an underwhelming marketing campaign and the limited draw of Edward Burns, this film is loads of fun and very unpredictable. Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia are both the best they've been in years and the last twist blew me away. If you are a fan of The Sting, you'll love this film.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By negativtoo on August 22, 2003
Format: DVD
Well - excellent movie, clever plot, clever dialogues, great performances ( Dustin Hoffman (cast against type) is interestingly creepy, Rachel Weisz is pure "bait with brains" and Edward Burns (not really my favourite actor) comes over with a surprisingly great amount of suave confidence... as for the supporting cast - as good as the leads, Andy Garcia takes the cake, though ), moody soundtrack, and - just for once - in this almost "sucked-dry" genre of 'Heist' and 'Sting' movies, an unpredictable ending..... and while it skips over some of the the less interesting details of the sting's setup and planning (like some forgeries etc ), the story stays sound - especially through Burn's comments from off-screen filling in details, attitude and superstitions. It compares very well to "Oceans Eleven" but is less swinging, ironic and hip, much grittier with ugly stains showing through the gloss, and somewhat less certainty about the outcome.
As for the story - a group of conficence men pull off the wrong guy, or rather they con him out of the wrong money. Now, in debt to a local mobster (Hofmann ), they agree to trick an old enemy of said mobster out of several million bucks - and doing this with crooked cops, irritated gangsters and federal agents on their tail. Sounds simple, but like all good sting stories it has a cartload of double-dealing, backstabbing and corrupting gears busily shifting and turning. Rather surprisingly for a contemporary gangster/crime story the violence, while definitely there, is neither overwhelming nor sickeningly self-serving, the camera-work is hands on, and for once the world is at its most dangerous when it looks glossy, stylish and neat.
Of course everyone missed it on the big screen while watching the Hulk, Tomb Raider 2 and Charlies Angles : FT and cussing - go figure.
Just like the perfect con - you don't notice its excellence until it's over. Now wisen up guys and at least get the DVD. No regrets - trust me on this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By nina on April 29, 2004
Format: DVD
Speaking as a lady who loves " heist " and " con man " films, this is now on the top of my list. I've passed this DVD up tons of times in stores but tonight I saw the film on Cinemax and instantly fell in love with it. It has all the elements needed for a good thief/con man movie: the handsome, cocky con man, the beautiful sidekick, corny criminals, funny crooked cops, and a talented veteran actor like Dustin Hoffman. Though Hoffman's part is more like a cameo, he makes his mark and sets the tone for the entire movie. I am not going to go into long details since other reviewers were kind enough to give more information.
Just know that I fully recommend this movie! If you like films like Heat, City of Industry, The Heist, Safe Men and The Score, well Confidence is something you cannot pass up. I'm buying the DVD and you definitely should too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Kennedy on October 22, 2007
Format: DVD
Caper movies have been well served in the 90's and to some extent into the noughties. Movies like Ocean's Eleven, The Grifters, Heist and many others, have raised the bar for the con artist on the silver screen. `Confidence' aims high, and just scrapes over the bar, but without much room to spare.
The plot - well, it would spoil it to tell.. but even if I wanted to it would be difficult, as maze-like as it is. Suffice to say, when a con turns out to have inadvertently trodden on a ganglord's toes (Dustin Hoffman), the con-artist (Ed Burns) agrees to pull a huge job to get the money back and keep everyone happy... but who can anyone trust, and what is as it seems?
Great performances abound - the talent on display here is formidable through to the most minor of characters. However, for the most part these fantastic character actors are being called on to play parts which are by their definition artificial. It all works well for the plot, but the sheer cleverness of the whole thing does pull you out of the experience and constantly remind you that this is not real, just a movie.
Having said that, the script is fine, even if lacking that David Mamet style it so much wants to have. Dustin Hoffman in particular benefits from some juicy lines, chewing the scenery as his menacing though dwarf like ganglord with a predilection for sex of any kind. He looks for all the world like Eddy Jordan on speed, turned to a life of crime and hedonism. Ed Burns is a fine actor, but seems a little out of his depth, and Rachel Weisz plays the sexpot admirably well. In the end we do find a satisfying cleverness to the eventual proceedings - But without an investment in the characters that makes us really care one way or the other who did what to who.
It's a stylish movie, and worth watching, but one could have expected more from the talent involved. Watch it, enjoy, and forget it about 5 minutes later.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "imunbeatable01" on January 30, 2004
Format: DVD
This Movie is clearly one of the best movies of 2003. With a great cast of actors (Ed Burns, Andy Garcia, Rachel Weisz, and Dustin Hoffman) you can't help but be interested in this movie. Granted this isn't the first heist movie to come out, but it is clearly one of the best. From the start of the movie to the end you will be sitting on the "edge" of your seat waiting to see what happens. You might even find yourself cursing and warning the actors without even realizing they can't hear you. With a great opening line (So, im lying here dead) and one of the best endings around you can't help but smile when it all comes together nicely. This is one of those movies that you will be talking about days after you have seen it, and will instantly become a classic in anyone's collection. This is one movie that has to be seen to be believed. Without spoiling much or anything for that matter the plot may confuse, but when the end wraps it up you will understand everything. Rent it, buy it, just see the movie and you will agree that this is a great movie too.
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