4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Matchstick Men [DVD]  (DVD)
This was an entertaining film, but not one to rave to your friends about. The performances were great, Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell were very very good. The dialogue and the plot were also good. I just found it very un-engaging. The way the film looked, the texture and ambience of it, just felt so cold and clinical. I guess this is justified by the narrative, and especially Roy's character, but I find this with most of Ridley Scotts latest films. I was dying for some anarchic humour (some more Rockwell maybe?) or a cluttered frame or something to make this feel like a real life. Michael Mann's movies can feel the same sometimes, but then his films are peppered with explosive and beautiful moments that blow you away. There is nothing like this in Matchstick Men. Worth sticking on your list, but put down the bottom.