The Italian Job Reviews

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September 4, 2019
What The Italian Job has to revive the viewer of the drowsy first 70 minutes is a whopping good third-act mini-car chase, one which will inevitably compared to the daredevil hill vaulting of Bullitt.
June 14, 2019
The brio and ambition of The Italian Job can't be doubted and Caine has enormous charisma...
February 9, 2019
It gets sillier and milder because director Collinson and writer Troy Kennedy Martin could not make up their minds whether they wanted the heist farce to end them all, or an honest thriller with a few laughs.
July 11, 2018
Anyone who tries to copy almost anything these cars do is likely to be in dire trouble, but it's fun to watch.
January 1, 2015
Is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?
Top Critic
April 21, 2010
Caine and Coward play a splendid game of verbal tennis, but by the final reel the laughs are lost in an anthology of dull and deafening car chases.
May 6, 2008
The cast does its stuff to good effect. Coward, as the highly patriotic, business-like master crook, brings all his imperturbable sense of irony and comedy to his role.
March 5, 2008
The gold is then stashed in a bus, and the predictable chase ensues.
March 5, 2008
As a film, The Italian Job is hardly a work of unalloyed genius; but as a reminder of the time when Britannia really was cool, it's peerless.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
As a modest fun movie, it works, much helped by deep casting contrasts and a nice sense of absurd proportions.
July 6, 2005
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May 30, 2005
Worthy simply for Benny Hill and his love for "big ladies"
May 9, 2005
The film is technically sophisticated and emotionally retarded.
February 10, 2005
Superior crime caper that's a little too pleased with itself, but only a little.
March 31, 2004
It's the sort of smoothly entertaining and slyly intelligent crowd-pleasing spectacle that will never go out of style.
March 12, 2004
Overrated heist film whose climactic chase scene is one of its few redeeming values.
January 23, 2004
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