March 10, 2012 Leave a comment
- This is a movie where Nic Cage is controlled and focused, while still maintaining those lovely outburst in characters and mannerisms that we all love in his.
- This is a Ridley Scott film, you know, the guy who made Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner. It does feature aliens, Harrison Ford or Joaquin Phoenix giving the thumbs down signal.
- Sam Rockwell is in this joint, making it about 100x cooler by proxy
- Did I mention Nic Cage is in this movie not running around and yelling and punching people all the time?
Listen, I am just continuing off my heist film pick from yesterday and decided to give the long con and griffters a chance to have a movie post all to their own. Matchstick Men was a film that flew under the radar of the lot of film fans, even for a Ridley Scott picture. To my surprise, it is slick, well done con film that had solid acting and one of my favorite Nic Cage flicks. Can’t go wrong with Sam Rockwell being involved in a film that manages to be entertaining, humorous and emotional satisfying.