★★★½ Watched by Peter Lewis 14 May 2021
A bit too loose for a real heist film and not loose enough for a comic caper, but very likeable and surprisingly well shot
★★★★ Watched by Peter Lewis 03 Apr 2021
As with Idiocracy, you can tell they ran out of production time/$ but that fits right in with the satire
★★★½ Added by Peter Lewis
Don't think of Brian De Palma's mystery movies as dirty Hitchcock pastiche — think of them as the missing link between Hitchcock and everything else. And fwiw I bet the movies Hitchcock *wanted* to make were 10x dirtier.
★★★ Added by Peter Lewis
Good actors doing broad impressions that haven't aged that well. Still not bad, but Clue is essentially a remake of this that holds up better. 3 stars but I'm going back and bumping Clue from 3.5 to 4
★★½ Added by Peter Lewis
Influential, but too dated and disjointed to be really worth 90 minutes of your time today. The fake TV commercial bits are great.
★★★★★ Added by Peter Lewis
Draws so heavily from The Driver with Ryan O'Neal and (especially) Thief with James Caan that it almost feels like a remake at times, but still a great movie in its own right.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Was this the first movie to have short selling as a plot point?
"The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river!"
Possibly the best movie ever made about NYC.
One of the few comic book movies that really understands comic books.
As close as we'll get to seeing what Cary Grant was like as a vaudeville comedian.