Not as bad as it could have been, but nowhere near as good as it should
have been, given the stellar comic cast. Loosely based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake, one in the popular Dortmunder series, the film revolves around professional thief Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence), a man who regularly visits estate auctions to bone up on the going rates for objets d'art
. He and his frequent partner in crime, Berger (the sorely underused John Leguizamo) break into the home of ruthless millionaire Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito), only to be caught by the police. Max goes so far as to relieve Caffrey of his own ring, taking great pleasure in stealing from a thief....