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Flypaper (2011)



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Tripp Kennedy (Patrick Dempsey) ambles into a bank near closing time, just as two different gangs unwittingly converge to rob it. A shoot-out erupts, and Tripp tackles the smart, pretty teller, Kaitlin (Ashley Judd), to protect her. The gangs--one clearly made up of pros and the other a couple of buffoons--have deadlocked themselves in a Mexican standoff. The bank's security system starts the end-of-day lockdown and seals everyone into the building. As the night evolves, a hilarious game of cat and mouse ensues as Tripp and Kaitlin try to save the day, escape being killed, and avoid falling in love...almost. -- (C) IFC Films

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Ashley Judd
as Kaitlin
Tim Blake Nelson
as Peanut Butter
Mekhi Phifer
as Darrien
Matt Ryan
as Gates
Jeffrey Tambor
as Gordon Blythe
Rob Huebel
as Rex Newbauer
Adrian Martinez
as Mr. Clean
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Critic Reviews for Flypaper

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (11)

You know there's something wrong with a comedy when you'd rather see the main characters killed off than live happily ever after.

August 24, 2011 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

One thought that occurred to me while pacing myself through Flypaper: With the economy being what it is, will there be a rash of bank robbery movies?

August 20, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

A mighty thin and derivative slice of moviemaking.

August 19, 2011 | Full Review…
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It's a mess from start to finish, but there's still fun to be had in Rob Minkoff's caper comedy.

August 19, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

In the end, there's just a roomful of decent character actors in search of a point. For them, the titular "Flypaper" may have simply been a paycheck.

August 19, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

"Flypaper" has enough twists and surprises to remain interesting in a closed-room, Agatha Christie kind of way. But it's never quite as clever or as hip as it thinks it is.

August 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flypaper


In "Flypaper," it is a quiet day at the bank where Kaitlin(Ashley Judd), a teller, has the time to help Tripp(Patrick Dempsey) deposit all of his loose change. That is until Peanut Butter(Tim Blake Nelson) and Jelly(Pruitt Taylor Vince) show up to rob the ATM's. That might have actually worked if Darrien(Mekhi Phifer), Gates(Matt Ryan, of "Constantine") and Weinstein(John Ventimiglia) had not shown up at the exact same time to rob the vault. That's not to mention the dead body on the floor of the bank. On the surface, "Flypaper" may not seem like such a bad idea for a movie. At the same time, it is the very definition of scattershot, especially with the violence making a rather awkward combination with the slapstick comedy. Overall, while there may be one or two clever ideas at work here, this is a movie that is nowhere near as smart as it thinks it is. One of the smartest ideas "Flypaper" has is to have Tim Blake Nelson and Pruitt Taylor Vince play a couple of hapless redneck bank robbers named Peanut Butter and Jelly and they don't disappoint in the least. On the other hand, Octavia Spencer being given so little to do is positively criminal. While Ashley Judd gets out acted by her own cleavage, the continuing appeal of Patrick Dempsey remains a mystery.

Walter M.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

A total blast, it`s one of those films that would be just a crime to miss. A wickedly hilarious twist-a-minute comedy packed with action, suspense, witty characters, sharp writing and a wonderful all-star cast. It`s smart, stylish and unrelenting. A great movie. I loved it. A rich, slick and insanely enjoyable comedy. Patrick Dempsey is excellent, he has the perfect combination of charm, witt and charisma that makes him a stunning leading man. Ashley Judd is wonderful. Dempsey and Judd have great chemistry together, giving off plenty of great lines and romantic dazzle. Pruitt Taylor Vince and Tim Blake Nelson are outrageous together, such a blast of comic energy. Mekhi Phifer and Matt Ryan are terrific. A funny movie that packs just as much smarts and bullets to keep you entertained. A movie that knows how to enjoy itself, whether its in it`s thriller element, it`s action element or in it`s comedic element. A wonderful genre bender with a Hitchokian vibe to it. It works as heist thriller, an action movie and a romantic comedy.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer


Strictly amateur hour, despite the number of recognizable names in the cast. Not sure what they were trying to do, but the premise is so lame that the whole thing collapses before it gets going. I just could not get into this movie...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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