Matchstick Men

2003

Action / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Thriller

27
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 114445

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Cast

Nicolas Cage as Roy Waller
Sam Rockwell as Frank Mercer
Alison Lohman as Angela
Melora Walters as Heather, Roy's Ex-Wife
1080p.BLU
1.83 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 56 min
P/S 9 / 23

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Reviewed by gothicus-33216 1 / 10

impossible

it's a contrived piece of garbage forced down your throat. whoever wrote this crap didn't bother a bit to think it through. it's virtually impossible for any of this to make sense or the so-called twist in the end. this is a movie you keep asking yourself why? why doesn't this genius speak to his wife for once? were these guys psychics too? how could they even predict all of this? need for a new shrink...? a daughter...? so therefore access to his safety box? and of course the happy ending; marriage and a new life with a woman he was barely exchanging words at grocery store give me a break

Reviewed by Anthony Iessi 5 / 10

Stick-men or Straw-men?

What starts out as a fascinating character study and inventive crime thriller becomes a by-the- numbers caper with a phony story about father and daughter. Almost completely abandoning the fact that Cage's character has a devastating case of OCD. In terms of story structure and character development, this is a huge error. Nicholas Cage is at his all-time best when he gets into the character of Roy. His ticks and his habits. It's Leaving Las Vegas good. If he isn't fully functioning person, commit to it and take the situation as far as it could go. Ridley Scott decided to play it safe. Ultimately, we suffer with a scattershot film. Arguably, a forgotten Ridley Scott film and it's easy to see why. Considering a man with titles like Alien and Blade Runner under his belt, Matchstick Men almost seems like amateur hour.

Reviewed by classicsoncall 7 / 10

"In this situation, it's very important to remain calm."

I think for most viewers, you'll either like this flick or hate it. I'm still trying to resolve my feeling over the way the con played out against Roy Waller by the time it was all over. That's not to say I'm expressing sympathy for Nicolas Cage's character, he was a serial extortionist and con man who deserved what he got, but I felt huge betrayal on the part of his partner Frank Mercer (Sam Rockwell), and just about as much for the phony 'daughter' Angela (Alison Lohman). You really have to be pathological to do what those two did to Waller, not to mention the psychiatrist Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). Now that I think about it, maybe he wasn't even a psychiatrist at all, and just another con artist with a good line analyzing Roy Waller. But then the picture took it a step further with a contrived ending in which Waller gets to confront Angela a year later. Like he was really going to go straight and sell carpeting for a living, yeah right. The dynamic between himself and Angela at that point was entirely not credible. So if the intent of the film makers was to con the viewer, I guess it worked, because I felt like I was bilked out of a million dollars myself, not to mention a couple of hours viewing time.

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