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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Aspires to the breezy esprit of a Richard Lester comedy from the '60s, but it's a deadly, leaden affair. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    At its best the movie is still innocent enough to slide past your guard, and inventive and lively enough to make the average Hollywood comedy seem to be on heavy tranquilizers. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is preposterous to the point of distraction, where the necessary level of suspension of disbelief exceeds the capacity of a normal, thinking person. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    The leads are all likable, albeit two-dimensional, and the rompish surreal texture of the film, makes it stylishly hip and humorous, almost like an episode of "The Monkees." show more

  • 30
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Cloying, immature and relentlessly cute, this grating British comedy about two London con men is every bit as shameless as its heroes. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A predictable affair that nonetheless ingratiates itself into your good fortunes by sheer virtue of its amiable nuttiness. It's mindless fun while it lasts. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Wafer-thin, content-light, structure-wobbly, and whimsy-heavy. show more

  • 70
    Derek Elley Variety

    Though the script never makes a convincing case for the lads as '90s Robin Hoods, it's restlessly inventive, with a pleasant, rather than rib-cracking, humor and likable touch of naivete. show more

  • 60
    The A.V. Club

    As a cute diversion, it's a pleasant, painless, wonderfully forgettable surprise. show more

  • 60
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    Not as inspired or amusing as it might be, leans heavily on the considerable charm of its three young and attractive principals. Their charisma and the film's larky spirit, English locales and elaborate cons might be just enough to divert easily satisfied date-night audiences. show more

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