The Score (2001)
Critic Consensus: Though the movie treads familiar ground in the heist/caper genre, Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando make the movie worth watching.
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Critic Reviews for The Score
Manages to waste a prestigious cast on a tediously long-winded caper plot.
Restoring the seductive style of the no-nonsense procedural heist movie to complete luster, this is the kind of pic that knows the difference between being masculine and being macho.
Contains The Scene, a precious sequence already destined for infinite repetition.
A movie which gets the job done as simply, efficiently and intelligently as possible.
Audience Reviews for The Score
Like a thick chunk of Grandma's extra cheesy, extra meaty lasagna this promises much insofar as admirers of Stanislavski go, 3 heavyweights in one cagematch as it were, generations represented. But one requires a script and action to use all of that muscle and unfortunately this film plays like having the Incredible Hulk fold yer underwear on moving day, which is to say not the best use of all the available talents. What you get instead is just them being there, their presence ("Oh look, there they are!") instead of the promised cagematch. That disappointment flavors this review, the viewing experience, and it'll do the same for you ... unless you are blessed to be ignorant of just who these giants are and their potential. Not being that soul I cannot say how this plays w/o knowledge of just whom it is that renders the work. For me it was like DaVinci turns in one of those big eyes, little cat lost pictures.
Three generations of acting giants and a great director fail miserably in this generic caper film.