Nicky (Smith) is a conman who goes about his work guided by a strict
code of ethics and a set of rules. He keeps off the cop radar by
preferring volume in numbers rather than single big a tricksa that can
attract unwanted attention. He meets and trains the talented, but
inexperienced Jess (Robbie), who is utterly impressed and somewhat
besotted by him, in the art of thievery. She turns out to be way more
talented than he could ever imagine.
secret to being a smooth operator who can swipe someonea s wristwatch
from right under their noses, believes Nicky, is focus. Focus, and
clever distraction. He leads a team of thieves who can collectively
clean out a small city of its valuables.
When Nicky goes out to dinner one night, he is later on almost taken to
the cleaners himself by the beautiful Jess, whose game he sees through.
What follows is a lot of clever banter between the two, much flicking
of wallets, watches and valuables until Nicky realizes that this eager
beaver might just be the partner in crime he always wanted a an equal or
But while there is honour among thieves, therea s
no place for love in their dangerous game. Love, believes Nicky, can
mess things up and lead to mistakes. He stops himself from further
falling for her, but just when he thinks hea s in the clear again, Jess
turns up in a completely different scenario and that too, when he least
It is chiefly the chemistry between the lead pair
(like the scene where theya re at the Superbowl) that makes this movie
quite enjoyable. Robbie oozes sex appeal, strength and vulnerability in
equal measure. Smith mouths his lines with perfected panache and yet,
his character doesn't just come across as some know-it-all. Garriga
(Santoro) is convincing as an F1 tycoon and his assistant Owens
(McRaney, of House of Cards) has his share of one-liners. Benefited by a
witty script that keeps things playful, is as slick a conman flick as any.