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Vote of No Confidence

In a movie about scam-artists, shouldn't the scam seem as plausible to the audience as it does to the victims? Besides, a narcissistic movie star like Ed Burns is the last person in the world who should be playing a confidence man.

By 4.30.03


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James Bowman, our movie and culture critic, is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, both published by Encounter Books.