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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Flawless is a fictional tale, but something in director Michael Radford's conscientious, methodical presentation gives it the feeling of true history. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The filmmakers' narrative device of framing Quinn's tale as a feature-length flashback doesn't pay off - we get a goody-two-shoes moral lesson at the end, and a look at movie studio aging makeup gone wild. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    In the diamond-heist thriller Flawless, there aren't a lot of diamonds, heists or thrills. But there is a nice sense of style, and appreciation for tense face-to-face confrontations among characters trying to ignore the temptations around them. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not the freshest heist movie ever made, Flawless still has a few pleasures to offer, thanks to a well-studied social and political background and to Michael Caine's lovely creation. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It's assured and neatly crafted - the time zips by while you're watching it. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As heist films go, Radford has crafted an engaging, if not especially memorable one, with Flawless. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    I enjoyed seeing Joss Ackland as well. The veteran character actor with the world’s lowest voice plays the diamond company chairman, and when he rumbles out orders, it’s like Sensurround never left us. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The heist in Flawless comes at the film's midpoint, but although Radford wrings some nice suspense from the sequence, the theft isn't his primary focus here. It's what happens next. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Polished but oddly lifeless heist thriller. show more

  • 50
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Flawless never begins to live up to its title. show more

  • May 22, 2008 hmssurprise1812
    Report This User

    demi moore should have played the janitor -- lookin' old --michael caine was great !! zero for moore 100 for caine gives u a movie that should have failed but saved by caine

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