Owen Gleiberman
May 09, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Confidence

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
97 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/25/03
performer
Ed Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Morris Chestnut, Ethan Embry, Robert Forster, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Donal Logue, Brian Van Holt, Rachel Weisz
director
James Foley
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Doug Jung
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

It’s riddled with the tin-rattle cuteness of ersatz film-noir dialogue, but once you get past that, this con caper has a shell-game plot that’s alive with organic trickery. Edward Burns is in prime form as a grifter who walks a thin line between jerkitude and savoir faire.

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