Conman 2002 (2002)
Reviewed by: zarrsadus on 2004-03-12
Summary: Unexpected
Don't br thrown off by the first 15 minutes, this really is another Conman movie. The movie starts with what seems like a romantic comedy maybe, but then suddenly the gambling action picks up and it turns into a funny comedy. The spin this movie takes on the "super gambler" theme that is always in movies is original, since our "hero" is actually always unlucky. This is exploited by his friend as they gamble based on his cursed bad luck. After a couple typical plots with gambling, women, and betrayals there's a final showdown gambling tournament. Once again they're betting on the World Cup and the entire ending is rather cliche if you've seen any of the other gambling movies like Conman in Tokyo. Overall it was enjoyable and funny, if not a worn out genre. I hadn't seen any new gambling movies in a while so Conman 2002 fit a nice void for me making it still a good watch even with it's short comings. 6.5 out of 10
Reviewer Score: 6