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Good, but not as original as it thinks it is.......
on 29 July 2011
With hints of Paper Moon and The Sting, Matchstick Men promises a lot, and it almost delivers. Cage, who I veer between loving and hating as an actor, is excellent, but there are huge holes in the plot which, without going into details and giving the story away, render the whole thing unbelievable, ruining what could have been a superb film.
I'd still recommend Matchstick Men, just don't expect a masterpiece.