You already know that this movie is going to be okay when you see the cast. Directed by James Foley (Glengarry Glen Ross) confidenceit’s basically a crime/con artist flick that tells the story of Jake Vig, a smooth man of crime that is about to pull the biggest con of his life. Risking everything with revenge as a motive, he will try to pull it off with the help of his weird friends. Of course, in this game, the stakes are high with their lives on the line. L.A. crime lord called The King is a man not to be fucked with.

Edward Burns was a perfect choice for this role, and he did his job flawlessly along with all the others (Weisz, my old flame was also great). Confidence is a formulaic thriller done by the book with a nice juicy budget to tighten up the cinematography and the overall vibe. They were not trying to create something mesmerizing or unique, but almost an homage to the con artist movies. There’s a reason why this genre survived throughout all those years. People like to know what they are getting themselves into and they want to know that if the rules will be obeyed. With both of those terms met, what’s left for the viewer is to relax and enjoy. Disclaimer: certain sacrifices had to be made in order to make the movie as light as possible. The empathy factor is at an all-time low, they could have killed them all and I wouldn’t care. Well, all except Rachel.

Director: James Foley

Cast: Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzmán, Dustin Hoffman, Brian Van Holt

Fun Stuff: The word “fuck” is said 130 times.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310910/

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