A hellzapoppin’ heist film benefits from expert comic performance that help hold the complicated, flashback-driven screenplay together.
Kresk the Barber (Steve Zahn) barely has the energy to cut hair, between being nagged into apartment-sitting by ex-wife Karen (Lara Flynn Boyle) and badgered into babysitting by his sister, Jeannie (Myndy Crist). When hoodlum Avnet (Jeff Goldblum) shows up for a trim, Kresk overhears a cell phone conversation in which Avnet hires teenaged hit man Mikey (Elijah Wood) to eliminate his partner,
Mr. Bollingworth (Tom Wilkinson), in the wake of a rare-coin theft during which security were killed. Avnet catches Kresk eavesdroppi...