The best "scam" movie ever!
E. Kohen | Santa Fe, NM USA | 04/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One slick-tongued oily hustler (Zack Norman) plus one twitchy, neurotic accountant (Michael Emil) hook up to pull an ultimate scam: stealing from the thieves. Of COURSE it becomes an out-of-control run for the border, with a mix of wonderfully goofy characters, all of whom have their OWN scams working. Jaglom gets magnificent performances out of his cast, so much so that at times it feels more like a documentary than a "movie". There's not a moment in this film I don't enjoy, and it made me aware of Jaglom in a way I've never been aware of a director before. Alas, none of his other films seem to live up to this one in my mind, and Zack Norman's cool-but-slimy persona gets unbelievably tiresome in his other Jaglom films. This is a great one, though, for everyone involved. I have watched it over and over and enjoy it every time."