The Score (2001)
Critic Consensus: Though the movie treads familar ground in the heist/caper genre, DeNiro, Norton, and Brando make the movie worth watching.
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Critic Reviews for The Score
Part of the fun is watching and listening to Brando parody his slurred speech
The Score, a competent if nothing-special heist thriller on paper, showcases three generations of acting giants.
Three of the most accomplished actors of their respective generations, Brando, De Niro, and Edward Norton, are underused in this old-fashioned heist crime picture.
The story is so dull and perfunctory, the audience just enjoys watching the actors...
While you'll telegraph its plot twist ten minutes before it actually happens, you'll be too wrapped up in the performances to care.
A heist film with several issues, but ultimately enjoyable.
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Like a thick chunk of Grandma's extra cheesy, extra meaty lasagna this promises much insofar as admirers of Stanislavski go, 3 heavyweights in one cagematch as it were, generations represented. But one requires a script and action to use all of that muscle and unfortunately this film plays like having the Incredible Hulk fold yer underwear on moving day, which is to say not the best use of all the available talents. What you get instead is just them being there, their presence ("Oh look, there they are!") instead of the promised cagematch. That disappointment flavors this review, the viewing experience, and it'll do the same for you ... unless you are blessed to be ignorant of just who these giants are and their potential. Not being that soul I cannot say how this plays w/o knowledge of just whom it is that renders the work. For me it was like DaVinci turns in one of those big eyes, little cat lost pictures.
Three generations of acting giants and a great director fail miserably in this generic caper film.
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