Rolling Stone - 10/19/1989
"...A nonstop pleasure....Burt proves himself a world-class charmer. Ditto the film..."
New York Times - 10/09/1989
"...[Both Forsyth and Sayles] have spent a lot of love and care on this project....[Reynolds has not] given a more accomplished performance in a very long time..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/12/1989
"...Delightful....It's a superb job....[A] luxuriously civilized movie..."
USA Today - 04/26/2002
"...This is Reynolds' quality high water mark between 1972's DELIVERANCE and 1997's BOOGIE NIGHTS..."
Uncut - 02/01/2005
"Both leads are masterfully underplayed, and the script's an utter delight throughout."
A veteran safecracker reluctantly takes on a novice thief when the two break into the same house simultaneously. The older man understands the need to keep a low profile in regard to his "earnings" but the careless newcomer spends lavishly, pays the consequences and begins to learn a few lessons about life.
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