If you're a cinephile with a lot of experience in heist movies, you might find this one to be predictable, but I can still see this film as having good plot twists for the unsuspecting. Aside from that, it's still an altogether entertaining film with great acting and very few dull moments.
Edward Burns made for the perfect con man. He really made you question if any of his actions were genuine, because they all seemed equally genuine - a perfect con man.
At first I was skeptical of Dustin Hoffman being a mob boss with a sinister reputation, but he turned out to be an enormously entertaining eccentric that made for a refreshing change of pace. I must repent for ever doubting that Hoffman could pull off any roll.