This is one of those 80s comedies that leaves very little room for improvement. The setup is original, the pacing feels just right and the plot itself bears a strong resemble to its two protagonists, always hiding an extra ace up its sleeve. Although Martin’s and Caine’s performances are impeccable, a two man show this isn’t: The two male actors are perfectly complimented by Glenne Headly who gives the two veteran actors a run for their money.
For whatever reason, we humans are drawn towards lovable rapscallions, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels provides two of them – best in the business – for the price of just one.
Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?