Who Is Cletis Tout?

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Released 2001

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Who Is Cletis Tout?

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Director:
Chris Ver Wiel
Released:
2001
Rating:
R
Following a successful prison break, two thieves, Finch (Christian Slater), who is skilled in the art of forgery and fraud, and Micah (Richard Dreyfuss), a jewel thief, set out to recover diamonds acquired in a heist some twenty years earlier. After arranging new identities they are thrust into a life-threatening situation when the Mob mistakes Finch for murdered journalist, Cletis Tout.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A gem of a romantic crime comedy that turns out to be clever, amusing and unpredictable.

  • 30

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    This mistaken-identity picture is so film-culture referential that the final product is a ghost.

  • 10

    Variety Scott Foundas

    A convoluted comic caper that labors to affect a lighthearted, off-the-cuff feel, and winds up being a copy of a copy of a bad Tarantino-Elmore Leonard forgery, with Tim Allen as a...

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