Time Out says
Directed by Soderbergh’s regular producer Jacobs, and re-written by the pair – another in the trail of on- and off-screen switcheroos that looks like the real conceptual project here – this filmic flimflam does a serviceable job of Brian-ing the snappy, sting-tailed original. Reilly is no-nonsense gruff, Luna lightweight – partly deliberately; both players’ confidence picks up with the plot, now revolving around a fake collectible treasury bill rather than a forged sheet of rare stamps. (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Mullan bolster the cast.) The US transfer hits a couple of hurdles, exposing the debts to Mamet and Elmore Leonard (though it has none of their pizzazz) and fumbling the Argentine version’s insinuations of economic corruption from the top. A brief tour of Beverly Hills’ restaurant racket and Luna’s blue-collar repose on a bus ride are the nearest it gets to social conscience.
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