Plays well on the small screen because the essence of the film – an exploration of characters and their relationships – remains unchanged.
More successful when focusing on the unlikely romance between its stars than the silly and underwhelming murder mystery.
Despite a few effective “gotcha!” moments and Pegg’s performance, the movie is too artificial and undercooked to work.
A comedy caper that relies more on the charm of its stars than the twistiness of its narrative, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" isn’t quite clever enough to justify the full 110-minute running length.
Tries to do a little too much and runs too long but it’s an affable mix of nostalgia and family-friendly animated action/adventure.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-10-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Josh Whitehouse, Camilla Morrone
A re-imagination of the 1983 film for a generation raised on Baz Luhrmann films and "Glee."
Works best when viewed within the larger context of how moviemaking shifted during the 1950s and 1960s than as a stand-alone motion picture.
Everything emphasizes the Tall Tale aspects, from the electric, trippy cinematography to the larger-than-life performances of the lead actors.
The way in which it is presented by first-time feature director Lara Jean Gallagher is slow, awkward, and pretentious.