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      Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

      PG 1988 1 hr. 50 min. Comedy List
      89% 44 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 07 Buy Now

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      A buoyant, clever update of the conman flick Bedtime Story, with plenty of comedic jousting resulting from a winning chemistry between Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

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      alan g I don't see the charm in this movie. Yes it is an updated take on, "Bedtime Story" but I still think the original was better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Chris H One of the best comedies ever made. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Avalon T One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Clever and original script. You can't beat Michael Caine for acting ability.It's entertaining and a feel-great-after movie. I've watched it more than once and still laugh out loud in spots. Wish there were more like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/24 Full Review david r I first watched this movie in 2018.... that is sad because I missed decades of rewatching it. This is freakin hilarious. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review ed m Funny movie. Good cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/01/24 Full Review Alec B I've never been able to shake the feeling that, given the talent involved, the film should be a lot better than it is. However it does have it's moments (Ruprecht is an inspired comic creation) and Caine and Martin make a great duo. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

      Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Do You Feel This? Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Do You Feel This? 1:57 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Dinner With Ruprecht Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Dinner With Ruprecht 1:31 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Janet's Return Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Janet's Return 2:12 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy Walks! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy Walks! 2:12 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Ruprecht Gets Angry Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Ruprecht Gets Angry 1:53 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy's Sad Story Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy's Sad Story 1:55 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Meeting Ruprecht Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Meeting Ruprecht 1:59 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy Goes to Jail Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy Goes to Jail 2:04 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Lawrence Meets Freddy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Lawrence Meets Freddy 2:02 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy's "Suicide" Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Official Clip - Freddy's "Suicide" 2:13 View more videos

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      John Mount Empire Magazine Steve Martin does his shtick to perfection and Michael Caine unveils some adroit comic timing in this charming but mediocre comedy. Rated: 3/5 Mar 13, 2021 Full Review Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times Blithe, reasonably witty, with as many story twists as a Riviera roadway, its greatest assets are its glorious look (courtesy of Michael Ballhaus' exceptional camera work) and Michael Caine, his hair full of Dippety-Doo, his heart full of larceny. Mar 13, 2021 Full Review James Berardinelli ReelViews Unfortunately, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels isn't quite clever enough to justify the full 110-minute running length. There's a point at which it starts to feel like it has overstayed its welcome. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 13, 2021 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is much less sadistic, and much more inventan than Bedtime Stories. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 7, 2022 Full Review John Ferguson Radio Times Harmless, knockabout fun. Rated: 3/5 Mar 13, 2021 Full Review Sean Mulvihill FanboyNation.com All these years later Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is still a practically perfect comedy, brimming from scene to scene with outrageous behavior amidst the gorgeous scenery of the French Riviera. Rated: 5/5 Feb 1, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions -- that is, until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town.
      Director
      Frank Oz
      Executive Producer
      Charles Hirschhorn, Dale Launer
      Screenwriter
      Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning
      Production Co
      Orion Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 20, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $40.9M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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