Film Review: Matchstick Men ***1/2

Only a handful of movies in the past decade have delivered endings as shockingly original as Ridley Scott’s new con artist film, Matchstick Men. Thrillers like Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, The Sixth Sense and Memento come to mind when thinking of awesome endings, and Matchstick Men’s finale deserves a place among the greatest.

The film is about Roy Waller (Nicolas Cage), a longtime con artist with a lengthy list of nervous ticks and obsessive compulsive habits. Sam Rockwell (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind) plays Frank, his younger partner and prot

September 19, 2003


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