Amateur ★★★

A cooky thriller that seems to both revel in and pastiche genre tropes simultaneously.  The dialogue is as punchy as it is hammy, but the cast give it enough gusto that I found myself giggling rather than rolling my eyes.  The story zips along, though at times rather aimlessly.  But the quirky vignettes are enough to protect it from boring deviations, ensuring an entertaining watch all the way through.