Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Con Is On

Digital Release Date: July 24, 2018, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2018
Price: DVD $12.96, Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: Lionsgate

The heist caper comedy The Con Is On boasts a helluva cast, led by the lovely quartet of Uma Thurman (Ceremony), Alice Eve (Some Velvet Morning), Maggie Q (TV’s Nikita) and Sofia Vergara (Bent), alongside Tim Roth (Meantime), Parker Posey (Cafe Society) and Crispin Glover (Hot Tub Time Machine).

The R-rated film zeroes in on the con-artist couple Harriet and Peter (Thurman and Roth), who are cooking up a jewel-theft scam in L.A. to pay off sexy gangster Irina (Maggie Q). Having squandered Irina’s loot one drunken night, Harriet and Peter escape to Hollywood, where they plot to steal a priceless jewel from Peter’s loopy ex-wife (Eve) to repay the debt.

The Con is On, which received a tiny platform release this past May (where it garnered a 0% rating at Rotten Tomatoes) is directed and co-written by James Haslam.

We’re wondering how this one could have been so poorly received (Matt Zoller Seitz described it as having “a sense that nothing passing before the camera’s lens matters”), but certainly there’s something going on here….

Buy or Rent The Con Is On

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.