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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) Movie Information

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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Overall Rank:

2327

Avg. Rating:

2.78/4

# of Ratings:

123

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/14/1988

Director:

Frank Oz

Actors:

Steve Martin
Michael Caine
Glenne Headly
Ian McDiarmid
Anton Rodgers
Barbara Harris

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Two men compete for the honor of being the worst scoundrel around by trying to cheat a lady out of her money. -- sapien

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SIngli6 01/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The tenacious hilarity of this mischievous romp is rather hard to surmise in the words of any human tongue. One could be persuaded to attempt the task, of course, but really it would be time better spend on watching the film again. It may not be the greatest film of all time, but it is incontrovertibly the most rewatchable!

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mitchellyoung 12/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Definitely one of the better Steve Martin movies. Michael Caine rises to the occasion and shows he has great comedic timing and the film features some successful slapstick and physical comedy bits.

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Snoogans 12/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Not a great comedy, but it did have some good laughs.

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Chris Kavan 09/14/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

For the cast, I was hoping to like this more, but it didn't quite meet my expectations. Steve Martin is still a great comic, and he matches well with Michael Caine, but it just felt like something was missing.

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sapien 03/20/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This is movie is hilarious! Both Steve Martin and Michael Caine are great in it. It's one of my favorite comedies.

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12/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels review

The trailer on the DVD shows how a dark comedy can be effective for its era. Surprisingly funny and somewhat believable. Lawrence (Michael Caine) is a wealthy experienced British con artist. He encounters Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) and befriends him. The two make a bet and tries to victimize Janet (Glenne Headly). Feels like The Sting in a modern day setting with charming dialogues.

Almost perfect cast (Headly not impressive enough) makes this picture hilarious despite its all too impossible premise. Wardrobe, screenplay and locations were well picked. The twist in the end was somewhat obvious but entertaining nevertheless. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had some laughable scenes (especially the wheelchair leg test) and is worth viewing repeatedly.

Rating of
3/4 

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