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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)



Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 91
Fresh: 61 | Rotten: 30

This is a brilliant and stylish remake with interesting plot twists.


Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 7

This is a brilliant and stylish remake with interesting plot twists.



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When a priceless Monet painting is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the police find themselves wondering which world-class art thief pulled the job. What they don't know is that the thief wasn't a professional, but an amateur. Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) was born poor but made his way through Oxford on a boxing scholarship. With his sharp sense for business and ruthless ambition, Crown has become a self-made billionaire; but despite his wealth and power, he still seeks new

Jan 4, 2000

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All Critics (108) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (30) | DVD (22)

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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Elaborate and inventive!

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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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

...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

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)

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
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See this movie.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
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January 1, 2000
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 well constructed melodrama!

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

A stylish, witty and romantic romp!

January 1, 2000
Flint Journal

Much better than this year's Entrapment, and a great time killer for the above 20 demographic.

January 1, 2000

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

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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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Foreign Titles

  • Thomas Crown ist nicht zu fassen (DE)
  • L'Affaire Thomas Crown (FR)
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