New York Times - 06/01/2001
"...The movie turns into a cobweb of tricky spins and twists that seems like a hip-hop version of RUTHLESS PEOPLE..."
Total Film - 09/01/2001
"...[Fichtner] swans into his scenes, all gold shirts and good grooming, leaving the audience giggling and begging for more..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/01/2001
"...Lawrence and DeVito are reliably funny and energetic and their fans are not likely to be disappointed..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2002
"...DeVito is wholly convincing..."
Based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake, WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN' is a black comedy in the tradition of GET SHORTY and THE GRIFTERS. The film opens at an art auction in Boston, where suave robber Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) meets the beautiful, distraught Amber (Carmen Ejogo). Romantic sparks become genuine love in just one night. To prove this, Amber gives Kevin her deceased father's good-luck ring. A few days later, Kevin and his partner, Berger (John Leguizamo), are robbing the beach house of Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito), an incredibly selfish millionaire. In a sick twist of fate, Max captures Kevin and convinces the police that Kevin's ring is actually his own. With the tables now turned, Kevin must try to get his ring back from Max, at any and all costs. This puts a strain on his relationship with Amber, and at the same time unleashes an outlandish series of events that will eventually bring all of the characters together for one raucous finale. Director Sam Weisman uses a thumping hip-hop score to add freshness to his picture, which features bizarre, outrageous supporting turns from William Fichtner, Larry Miller, Nora Dunn, and Glenne Headly.
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