Overall Rank: 2465
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 126
Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1988
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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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!
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.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/07/2011
Not a great comedy, but it did have some good laughs.
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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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