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Entrapment (1999)



Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 81
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 50

A poorly developed plot weighs down any potential chemistry between the movie's leads.


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 11

A poorly developed plot weighs down any potential chemistry between the movie's leads.



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After a long career playing good guys, Sean Connery gets to have some fun playing a crook for a change in the romantic crime thriller Entrapment -- and he even gets to break the law with the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones. When a priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from a New York skyscraper in a daring and technically sophisticated robbery, ace insurance investigator Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) begins looking into the matter and is soon convinced it's the work of master art

Nov 23, 1999

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All Critics (98) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (50) | DVD (28)

It's a superficial but entertaining caper that's a good, old-fashioned yarn.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Lives up to its title -- spend 100-plus minutes with this lacklustre thing and you definitely feel snookered.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Connery and Zeta-Jones not only look great together, they work well together, too.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A movie with a preposterous plot, exotic locations, absurd action sequences, and so much chemistry between attractive actors that we don't care.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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A wildly expensive movie full of computers, nonsense and violence, a film where wit, romance, elegance - everything - is sacrificed on the altar of giganticism, cliche and over-the-top action.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Heist film with reliable plot. Teens OK.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Gets by well enough on style and star chemistry and the basic allure of watching a tightly-planned caper unfold.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source:

Connery e Zeta-Jones, com suas presenças fortes, prendem nossa atenção. O problema só começa quando, em função do fraquíssimo terceiro ato, passamos a nos atentar para as fragilidades do roteiro.

June 15, 2006
Cinema em Cena

A certain sunny sloppiness almost redeems Jon Amiel's throwback caper flick

January 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It plays more like a big-budget episode of Remington Steele or Hart to Hart.

April 12, 2004
Jam! Movies

The stars have zero chemistry and the movie is none too thrilling.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Folks, he's literally old enough to be her grandfather.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

If you think Catherine Zeta-Jones is pretty, you will like this movie quite a bit. Forgettable otherwise.

June 20, 2002 Full Review

She's not who she appears to be. He's not who he appears to be. The people sitting in the row in front of you aren't who they appear to be, either. It's that kind of movie.

June 20, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

In the end, Entrapment's cleverly convoluted plot is its least confusing aspect.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

It is strangely paced (especially in the beginning), always confusing to follow, and extremely awkward as a romance.

April 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Aspires to be nothing more than a bit of glamorous nonsense, but although it has done all right by the glamour, it has perhaps done too well by the nonsense.

March 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

...the stars are trapped in a series of nonsensical shenanigans and whiz-bang hardware wars.

April 8, 2001
Movie Metropolis

Go, have a good time, and then just forget about it.

March 12, 2001 Full Review
Norman Transcript

Absurdist escapism in its most classic form.

January 1, 2000

A loosely wound thriller of the dime-a-dozen, no-honor-among-thieves variety.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for Entrapment


I'm usually on for insane heist films but the below average non sensical lackluster Entrapment is a huge mess in all of the wrong ways. Firstly, the muzzled plot destroys any chance of chemistry between Connery and Zeta Jones which should have been the main priority as opposed to slickness and style, but unfortunately it doesn't grow to have that either. The characters go entirely undeveloped because of the cliched script and although it has a few inspired action sequences the result is something dark, ludicrious, boring and unexpectedly dull.
April 29, 2012
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Directors Cat

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As far as heist films are concerned, Entrapment is often overlooked and it's no surprise as to why. The film has a mood of overbearing cliches thats been done a hundred time before. Done better too. But theres a strange appeal to this film that just makes it a passable heist/action film. Sean Connery delivers a memorable good performance (one of his last actually good performances, after this he went downhill before retirement). Entrapment is pure popcorn action film. The film is not meant to be perfect by any means. The film is pure entertainment. Despite the somewhat cliched formula, I thought it was still an interesting idea for a film. The acting is good, the suspense is there and the action is top notch. Obviously the reason this film has gotten so much praise is because of Catherine Zeta-Jones famous ass shot. In almost ever review, reviewers everywhere has praised the famous scene. I'll admit the scene is very sexy and all, but you shouldn't judge a film because of that scene alone. Theres plenty of things aside from the laser scene to enjoy. Entrapment is a film that will surely appeal to heist fans, despite its slightly cliched plot. The film does have enough thrills to appeal to anyone who enjoys a good action yarn, and if you're looking for a terrific Sean Connery performance, Entrapment is one of his last good films. Of course it's not his best film, but it certainly isn't his worst. An entertaining good time and an absolute blast.
May 6, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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great flick, put zeta jones on the map
January 15, 2011
danny d

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Entrapment is exactly what this film is guilty of. It is a snare for all those lured to cinemas by Sean Connery's charm & Catherine Zeta-Jones' bum, and the false promise of an enjoyable crime caper.
September 25, 2009

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