Paper Moon (1973)

By EW Staff
Updated July 18, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
Paper Moon: Everett Collection

Moses Pray is one of the 10 worst movie mentors

WHO IS HE? Moses (Ryan O’Neal), a Depression-era con artist, agrees to deliver 9-year-old orphan Addie Loggins (Tatum O’Neal), the daughter of a recently deceased former lover, to her family in another state.

BAD INFLUENCE When Moses learns that cigarette-smoking Addie is an even more skillful con-artist than he, he makes her part of his scams. As a result, he gets her into all kinds of seedy and dangerous situations.

REDEEMING FEATURES Against his most cynical instincts, Moses finds himself behaving like a father to the girl everyone says resembles him.

EW MOVIE GRADE B+ (Read the review)