Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2465

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 126

Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1988

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Crime

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Frank Oz

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
4/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 01/07/2012

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!

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/29/2011

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.

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/07/2011

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

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/18/2012

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.

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