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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Scenes with Burns crackle with the toxic energy that makes Confidence a game worth playing. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ultimately, the con we witness in the movie is almost as beautiful as the con that is the movie -- believable in the moment, too irresistible to question upon reflection and executed with invigorating confidence. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Even with Burns' smoothest performance yet as a lead, Confidence is on a level with Steven Soderbergh's blah remake of "Ocean's Eleven." But because no one is expecting much, it seems a little better. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Didn't see through it, though I had a rough sense of what was coming, and didn't have all that much fun. I did enjoy the movie's cheerful preoccupation with style. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Best of all is Hoffman, who hasn't had this much obvious fun since he played Hollywood producer Stanley Motss in "Wag the Dog." show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    As pulp entertainment, Confidence is great fun and Foley's first good movie since the very different "Glengarry Glen Ross." show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    You find yourself tricked and having enjoyed the experience after all. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Run the game, bow to the movies that did it better and before, keep the dialogue on the line between hard-boiled and hokey, and throw one last curveball before the lights come up. It's a con in itself, but the reward's in the playing. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Crafted with flair and style, and without pretension, Confidence achieves the modest goal of being an entertaining cinematic adaptation of a B-movie script with an A-list cast. show more

  • 63
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Even as trick movies go, Confidence feels surfacey to a fault. show more

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