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In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicky
... Jess
... Farhad
... Owens
... Garriga
... Liyuan
... Horst
... McEwen
Dotan Bonen ... Gordon
... Gareth
... Janice
... Drunken Stranger
... Jared
... Liyuan’s Bodyguard
Don Yesso ... Card Player / Football Coach
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Storyline

Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy.

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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$50,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,685,137, 1 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,862,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,062,963
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After Ryan Gosling dropped out, the role was offered to Brad Pitt, but he declined, and Ben Affleck, who dropped out citing "scheduling conflicts." See more »

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The model of the Citroën changes in the last scenes. A late 90's Citroën Berlingo is driving by in the first shot in the post-shooting getaway, but when the car pulls up (and "Mellow's" father takes all of the money) the car's clearly a much more recent model. See more »

Quotes

Jess: [suddenly sitting at his table] Will you be my boyfriend? Just for a minute. You're not a serial killer, are you?
Nicky: That depends. How many times does it take to get to "serial"?
Jess: Five.
Nicky: Oh, no, we're good.
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Written by Wolfgang Frisch, Michael Holzgruber, Markus Kienzl and Wolfgang Schloegl
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Drowned out by mixed reviews from people expecting gold and can't appreciate really good silver.
26 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

If you stopped for an hour and dissected this film you WILL find problems, like how the audience is meant to root for borderline sociopathic criminals or how the structure isn't what they're used to... HOWEVER, if you go in just expecting to be entertained and if you have a particular fondness for hustle movies, this is one enjoyable movie. The charming but not over-the-top humour consistently keeps the story entertaining and by not following the usual structure of a movie this kind, and ultimately the one the trailer promised, it offers something new to the mix. I can see the multiple twists as a turn off for some expecting a deeper film but if you know what you're in for I think the multiple twists in the film's final act will one-after-another bring a smile to your face and even have you laughing. Will Smith harnesses his charm to success in this flick and Margot has effectively proved herself as not being a one-hit-wonder. This is not a bad film, though I do believe your enjoyment hinges on your expectations when going into it. Don't expect the next Ocean's 11, expect a charming, funny, well acted, smartly written, hustle movie that will undoubtedly be drowned out by mixed reviews from people expecting gold and can't appreciate really good silver.


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