- Bale plays a conman who gets in over his head with the FBI after hooking up with Adams' character to help him sell his cons.
- Throw in an FBI agent (Cooper) who is letting his ego and ambition take him further and further out of his depth as well and you've got a recipe for disaster.
- Bale helps carry the story with his performance (and trademark body sculpting... in reverse)
- Jennifer Lawrence does a great job as the ignored wife who is such a cuuuuuuunt but actually by the end feel a little bit of sympathy for
- Uses music REALLY nicely. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" for example was the perfect pick for the sequence it was used in.
- Nice (although rather cliche) cameo from De Niro. And Louis CK was good as Cooper's boss.
- Started off really slowly for the first 15 minutes or so where the exposition was really plodding along.
- Didn't really consider this much of a comedy though? There were a couple of funny moments, but most of the time the cinema was pretty silent... which without any real ambient noise meant the film felt a little flat for the most part.
- Bradley Cooper... couldn't take him seriously in his role... especially when he flipped out... or in the scene where he's on the couch taking the piss out of Louis CK... just didn't sell it at all well.
- Amy Adams was good... but just couldn't quite take her seriously either as the "sexy scarlet" type of woman... she did look pretty good at times though...
- The "twist" towards the end is pretty poorly executed... just comes out of nowhere and feels like a lazy plot device because the writers got a bit lost for inspiration?
- AND WHAT HAPPENED ON THE FUCKING ICE [email protected]#$%^&*(
Sure, it's a bit derivative from other heist / gangster flicks, but not enough to detract from it too much. I'd give it 3.5 KFC buckets out of 5. Enjoyable, but unnecessarily awkward at times...