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I genuinely liked Russell Crowe's perfomance in this. GRANTED, I may be a little biased in that he is one of my favorite actors, but seriously, I don't think he did horribly and don't see why people are giving him such a hard time.
Despite my initial thoughts that this movie would be just another "Let's go steal something awesome from a really powerful and rich dude" movie, it wasn't. Well, that's to say it had a little more to it than most movies like this one. First off, the relationship between the brothers was phenomenally done as well as the one between Mercer and the main character. Also, I was glad that the director left a bit of mystery to the storyline by not immediately revealing WHY the brothers were planning on stealing something (later revealed as the diamond). This left us wondering, only to be quickly but not all at once informed why. This kept the interest level up. Though rather predictable, as is the nature of this type of movie, I would definitely recommend it and watch it more than once myself.