Well-acted and intriguing exploration of dishonesty in its varied forms, leavened with a dry comic touch. Full Review
The New York Times
Both entertaining and empty: an emotional shell game that leaves you feeling cheated even though, on the surface at least, everyone is a winner. Full Review
My real problem with Matchstick Men is that it didn't con me well enough: I saw every trick up its sleeve in the first 20 minutes. If everything had been what it seemed--now, that would have been a stunning twist.
San Francisco Chronicle
A clever look at con artists and their games of deception. Full Review
The dialogue -- especially that between Roy and Frank -- crackles with wit and intelligence (a rarity in films these days).