Monicelli's seminal Italian comedy, a spoof of heist movies with great performances by Gassman, Mastroianni, Toto, and Cardinale, had major impact on many American satires, past and present.
| Original Score: A-
A devilish black comedy about an inept gang of thieves in Rome that turned out to be a big influence in spoof heist films.
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: 5/5
...because the characters are so likable and their plan for breaking into the safe is genuinely interesting, it's easy enough to overlook the few dull spots.
| Original Score: 3/4
| Original Score: 3/5
a non-too-subtle satire on ... the crime genre, with especially good pokes at Jules Dassin's heist masterpiece Rififi
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The only really outstanding element is Piero Umiliani's cool jazz score.