Overall Rank: 2448
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 68
Theatrical Release Date: 12/07/1990
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen Frears
Actors: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Laskin
Plot: The story of three con artists; Roy, a small time grifter; Lily, his mother; and Myra, his girlfriend. As they face divided loyalties and conflicted feelings, a deadly triangle is formed in this gripping noir.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019
Most crime capers that I've seen have an engrossing story and interesting characters. Sadly, this one doesn't.
Indyfreak - wrote on 03/06/2019
Based off a Donald Westlake novel, this plodding crime drama ostensibly about different grifters playing the next big con. In reality, it's much more of a sordid family drama about a mother (Huston) and her dysfunctional relationship with her grown son (Cusack)..The crime element is more of a side-plot. Hooray. Oh and there's some creepy incestuous subtext thrown in too. Goody. It's undeniably well made and the acting is pretty good. Angelica Huston especially as this broken, desperate, conniving woman.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/12/2012
This is a well-acted and slickly-directed crime thriller that also plays with the emotions, as it involves nuanced characters with real loyalties and obsessions.
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