Matchstick Men Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

The unraveling is a bit of a stretch, but "Matchstick Men" is an entertaining and touching caper.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/18/2012

Nicolas Cage gives a paranoid and nuanced performance that works in this character-based con man story. The relationship between Cage and Lohman is sweet and is the glue that keeps this quirky heist film going.

Rating of
2.5/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/22/2011

Roy Waller (Nicolas Cage) is a con man who suffers from agoraphobia, mysophobia, obsessive-compulsive personality disorderand a tic disorder and discovers her estranged 14 year old daughter Angela (Alison Lohman). Chuck Frechette (Bruce McGill) is the businessman targeted by Franks and Roy. Had a few comical and sensitive moments, especially the father daughter relationship. The conclusion was noteworthy though. Nothing memorable or amazing except for the believable performance of Nicolas Cage and authenticity of Alison Lohman. Matchstick Men is okay comedy drama to watch with themes of honesty, loyalty and family, with a simple premise.

Rating of
1/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/23/2011

It was OK but nothing great

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/30/2011

Fun movie about con-men. Great performances all around.

Rating of
3/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/03/2011

Twisty turny fun even the second time. Why are con artist movies so good? Lohman, Cage and Rockwell-great trio

Rating of
3/4

PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 05/01/2010

A wonderful film starring Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell. A great, cool movie directed by wonderful Ridley Scott.

Rating of
3/4

GJ81 - wrote on 06/13/2009

Ridley Scott does a cute, flashy but fun crime caper. And it works beautifully. Nicholas Cage in a pre Ghost Rider performance which reminds us of what the guy is capable of, and he's is ably supported by Sam Rockwell. But playing Cage's daughter is Alison Lohman, a star in the making. She hits all the right notes and plays a difficult role, which somehow, she pulls off. Hugely enjoyable, maybe not quite a classic, but close enough.

Rating of
3.5/4

Allison - wrote on 12/22/2007

I nearly turned this off, because the beginning was slow and strange. I really liked the direction this headed. Things changed real fast and nothing was what it seemed. I merely glanced through the book and it seemed the movie added a character, Nicholas Cage's love interest at the grocery store. Alison Lohman played this role well.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/23/2007

On the surface this seems like a usual dramedy but with Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell and Alison Lohman giving their best, Matchstick Men manages to pull the heartstrings while putting a smile on your face. Quirky, original and entertaining.

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