We gave it a C-
A slow thriller lacking wit, Scam has a single virtue: one of Christopher Walken’s patented oddball-of-the-damned performances. He plays a corrupt ex-FBI agent out to extort lots of money from some underworld figures. Lorraine Bracco (Medicine Man) costars as a con artist Walken enlists to help him. Directed by John Flynn (Out for Justice), Scam is a tedious fight scene followed by a tedious chase scene followed by a tedious romantic scene.
Miguel Ferrer (Twin Peaks) drifts through the proceedings as Bracco’s nasty business partner; he remains an actor waiting for the great, well-written tough-guy role he deserves. At least Walken, with his laser-steady gaze and ability to look as if he’s thinking even when his lines are mindless, is interesting to watch. For a while. C-