Movie Guide

  • 2018-05-29

The Con Is On (2018) 

In cinemas from Friday Jun. 8

This stylish, star-studded caper comedy stars Uma Thurman as Harriet and Tim Roth as Peter, a con-artist couple cooking up a jewel-theft scam in Los Angeles to pay off sexy gangster Irina (played by Maggie Q). Having squandered Irina’s loot one drunken night, Harriet and Peter escape to Hollywood where they plot to steal a priceless jewel from Peter’s loopy ex-wife (Alice Eve) to repay the debt. The dazzling cast also includes Parker Posey (Superman Returns) and Sofia Vergara (television’s Modern Family).

This isn’t a film that you can simply expect to entertain you. You need to do some of the work yourself. It’s a farce, a modern-day Shakespearean comedy drama with outstanding performances from all the actors, and it was obvious that they were ‘in on the game’ from the start. Brilliant performances and a clever script using actors all at the top of their game, with some clever dialogue and hilarious set pieces. This isn’t a film to chill out to however. You need to be properly chilled out at the beginning to truly enjoy it.

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