|Title:||Skills Like This|
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|03.12.07||Paramount||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007|
The poster and trailer put this on my schedule. Basically, a guy that's a really bad writer finally finds an area that he has natural talent in: stealing.
It's shot incredibly well. Really looks great. I think most of the supporting actors did a good job. I really like the idea, I laughed at a lot of the places where I was supposed to laugh, but found problems with some of the tonal shifts and plot development. At first the theft is treated with humorous lightness and casual...ness. But really quickly it gets super serious about it, like he's now a kleptomania... and it really isn't helped by the main guy's performance. I guess since he wrote it he's kind of built into the project but... sorry to say I think the movie would've worked more with a better lead actor.
So I liked it in the beginning, but by the end had dragged down to just OK status for me. Like pretty much every mediocre movie I've seen in the last couple days, there are definitely moments in here that are great... it just doesn't hold together for the entire movie.