By Denise Lanctot
Updated October 09, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Con

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  • Movie
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Barbara (Rebecca De Mornay), a wisecracking hustler with a scary Mob debt, prepares to hitch and ditch a nearsighted naif from Mississippi (William H. Macy) who, unbeknownst to him, is going to inherit a cool $2 million. Macy, who cowrote the script for The Con, hasn’t done himself any favors with his one-dimensional Sling Blade-meets-Shine goon, but you gotta respect the audacity of a story line that has Barbara sticking around for the most wholesome of reasons. The artist of confidence here is De Mornay, who’s charming performance kept me watching to the end. C+

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The Con

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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