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Story

Bathed in self-conscious cool, Confidence is a heist caper in which the heist is unimportant. As you might expect from Glengarry Glen Ross director James Foley, this pulpy concoction is more interested in giving good actors a lot of hip, salty dialogue as they scheme their way to the royal scam. It's a poor man's Ocean's Eleven, just as enjoyable in its own way, beginning when con artist Jake (Edward Burns) discovers he's accidentally stolen from an eccentric crime boss (Dustin Hoffman, oozing threat in a fine character turn). Promising to make amends by pulling the biggest con of his career, Jake adds a feisty pickpocket (Rachel Weisz) to his crew, which includes scene-stealer Paul Giammatti and Andy Garcia as a disheveled FBI agent (or is he?). With a cast like this you can't go wrong, but Confidence cons itself into thinking it's original, while Burns's abundant voice-overs state the obvious and plot twists unfold with minimal surprise. It hardly matters; Confidence may be derivative, but it's still recommendable. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Commentary from: the cast, the director, and the writer
  • Sundance channel presents: Anatomy of a Scene
  • Deleted scenes
  • Soundtrack presentation featuring music videos
  • 16 x 9 Widescreen
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital

Cast

Edward BurnsJake Vig
Rachel WeiszLily
Morris ChestnutTravis
Leland OrserLionel Dolby
Louis LombardiBig Al
Paul GiamattiGordo
Brian Van HoltMiles
Donal LogueWhitworth
Luis GuzmanManzano
Tommy 'Tiny' ListerHarlin
Franky GLupus
Dustin HoffmanKing
Robert ForsterMorgan Price
John Carroll LynchGrant Ashby
Andy GarciaGunther Butan

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: James Foley
  • Producer: TriMark
  • Length: 97 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 20, 2003
    EuropeAug 22, 2003
    JapanFeb 7, 2004
    AustraliaJul 24, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 16, 2003
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