• Publication date: January 30, 2011

Revenge Never Tasted So Sweet Flawless: Sometimes Bad Guys Deserve to Win

In the late 1950s and early 60s a female executive struggling to get ahead in a male dominated world was not only rare, but nearly impossible. Laura Quinn (Demi Moore) works for the fictional London Diamond Corporation, the world�s largest distributor of diamonds; without their services, jewelers across the globe would experience a major shortage of the precious stones.

In the late 1950s and early 60s a female executive struggling to get ahead in a male dominated world was not only rare, but nearly impossible. Laura Quinn (Demi Moore) works for the fictional London Diamond Corporation, the world�s largest distributor of diamonds; without their services, jewelers across the globe would experience a major shortage of the precious stones.

After being passed up for a number of important promotions Quinn is ready to quit. Before she can do that, however, the company�s friendly janitor Mr. Hobbs (Michael Caine) passes her surprising news. While cleaning, Hobbs overheard a manager�s decision to sack Quinn. Fear not though, because the cockney custodian has a seemingly fail proof scheme that will grant both workers revenge.

With Hobbs� thorough knowledge of the company�s layout and security system, and Quinn�s easy access to secured areas, the two plan to steal just enough diamonds to make themselves rich, though not raise anyone�s eyebrows. For Hobbs this heist will serve as his pension � or so he claims. Rather than take only a few diamonds he instead raids the entire collection; unfortunately he fails to relay this information to Quinn.

When the diamond company discovers their missing jewels a detective named Finch (Lambert Wilson) attempts to track down the thieves. Rightfully so, his investigation leads him to Quinn, though he has no concrete evidence to prove her involvement. As the search progresses, Quinn�s former employer frantically struggles to keep the theft a secret, knowing that their clients � particularly those from Russia, would take their business elsewhere upon discovering such a major mishap.

Though not a blockbuster, Flawless was generally well received by critics. The picture�s soundtrack features the jazz sounds of Dave Brubeck. Fans of the retro television series Mad Men will likely appreciate the film�s throwback style.

Year: 2007

Duration: 108 minutes

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Starring:

Michael Caine

Demi Moore

Lambert Wilson

Joss Ackland

Constantine Gregory

Director: Michael Radford

Rating: Rated PG-13 for some explicit language.