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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)



Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 98
Fresh: 68 | Rotten: 30

Sleek, stylish, and painlessly diverting, The Thomas Crown Affair is a remake of uncommon charm.


Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 19 | Rotten: 7

Sleek, stylish, and painlessly diverting, The Thomas Crown Affair is a remake of uncommon charm.



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Thomas Crown is a self-made billionaire who can buy anything he wants and is irresistible to women. But there are some things that money can't buy. Thomas Crown has run out of challenges. When an alarm sounds at a world class museum and someone walks out with a priceless Monet, Crown is the last person the New York police suspect. But one person suspects him: Catherine Banning, the brilliant female investigator hired to retrieve the painting no matter what it takes. Catherine loves the chase as

Jan 4, 2000

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All Critics (99) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (68) | Rotten (30) | DVD (22)

First rate popular entertainment.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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It might be fun to see on an airplane or rent on video.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Remade with lots of pizzazz but little wit or soul.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Production has been lavished with extravagant sets and locations that welcome the audience into a fantasy world of untold luxury.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Variety
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Crown is a guilt-free pleasure, a way to waste a couple of hours happily at the theater without encountering computer-generated monsters or teenagers losing their virginity.

January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Sleek and slick in equal measure, The Thomas Crown Affair confirms that it's well worth hearing a good story twice.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
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Hhandsome Pierce Brosnan and elegant Rene Russo look fabulous here, but they fail to ignite an exciting on-screen chemistry.

June 26, 2011 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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A fine remake for older teens and adults.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

In 1999, was there a more suave man on the planet than Pierce Brosnan?

August 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

This movie is basically a no-brainer, but has some intrigue and a healthy dose of seduction.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A deft effort by McTiernan, combining the parenthetical action sequences around the core love story. It's quick paced, good looking and solidly acted - a good selection for light summer entertainment.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

...professional Hollywood movie-making, which means it's at once very impressive and utterly dismissable.

January 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

For those who still have a shred of sophistication left, and an appreciation for mind games rather than mere shock-treatment, here's a summer movie for you.

December 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Comment (1)
Looking Closer

A fully adult movie, almost a throwback to the days when the big screen was full of good, grown-up fun.

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

The best thing about "The Thomas Crown Affair" is that it doesn't give a hang if the 14-year-olds show up.

June 19, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Brighter, glitzier, and far smarter than its inspiration.

March 24, 2002 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

In the game of love, sometimes even the most untrustworthy players can surprise us.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

One of the best James Bond films in recent years.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

The Thomas Crown Affair is a refreshingly straightforward entertainment film, made with great style.

August 22, 2001 Full Review Source:

an exercise in sexual chemistry and fashion

February 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

See this movie.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

If you're gonna remake a classic then this is the way to do it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

This 'Crown,' a smarter and more exciting film than the original, is essentially a two-hour excuse to get this beautiful couple into one compromising position after another...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Russo has finally found a role that enables her to blend her popular brand of vulnerable machisma with a strong dose of natural feminine wiles.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

A stylish, witty and romantic romp!

January 1, 2000
Flint Journal

Audience Reviews for The Thomas Crown Affair

The fantasy indulged here is the dream of being smarter than everyone else in the room. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo are our uber-surrogates in this regard, bound for bed by virtue of their singular I.Q.'s alone (but they look mah-velous, dah-link!). Everyone else in the cast simply watches from the sidelines jealously. This filmic tango dances around about art and art heists but actually never wavers from its primary conceit. Fun, guilty pleasure.
January 21, 2014

Super Reviewer

This striking, style remake succeeds on its own merits, very average. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo are perfectly suited to these characters; dueling titans who must appear icily superficial and above common worldly concerns.
The heist seems in both are superbly conceived and well filmed, with just the right amount of tension about the problems arising. Good stuff.
March 27, 2011
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I thought this was a pretty decent light hearted, sexy, crime thriller. More of a heist film to be honest. it's fun seeing how they did it, if the cops can figure it out and if he can get away with it. Strong cast and a well put together film overall.
November 9, 2009

Super Reviewer

Really hated this film. Rene Russo was awful! The random nude scene was disturbing too!
September 25, 2009

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