Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Svindlere med stil
There is occasionally a
balletic elegance to the duelling interplay between Steve Martin's brash
hustler and Michael Caine's sophisticated con artist in this 1988 remake
Story. The perpetual and borderline exhausting nature of
the setup is alleviated by well-placed shifts in rhythm and power
balance, which allow the film to stay one step ahead every time you
think it has become too predictable and repetitive. Michael Caine's
performance is surprisingly accomplished for such lightweight material.
And Steve Martin delivers his expected routines, which will no doubt
please his fans.