Entrapment 1999

Entrapment

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A poorly developed plot weighs down any potential chemistry between the movie's leads.

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Insurance investigator Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones), looking into a stolen Rembrandt painting, suspects that accomplished thief Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery) is responsible. She decides to go undercover and help Mac steal an ancient artifact. When a suspicious Mac confronts Gin about her real intentions, she claims that she is, in fact, a thief and that the insurance job is a cover. To prove it, she proposes a new target that could net them $8 billion.

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Critic Reviews for Entrapment

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  • Apr 26, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] I'm usually on for insane heist films but the below average non sensical lackluster Entrapment is a huge mess in all of the wrong ways. Firstly, the muzzled plot destroys any chance of chemistry between Connery and Zeta Jones which should have been the main priority as opposed to slickness and style, but unfortunately it doesn't grow to have that either. The characters go entirely undeveloped because of the cliched script and although it has a few inspired action sequences the result is something dark, ludicrious, boring and unexpectedly dull.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2012
    While the movie has it's moments of fun, it's poor script and contrived plot takes away any chance of it being anything more then a forgettable action film. Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones both play their parts well and there is some chemistry but overall it's lost in the long reaching plot arc. There is some tension and suspense during the heists that help "Entrapment" not be a completely pointless film. This is one of those lazy day watches that is entertaining enough but ultimately forgettable.
    Chris B Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2011
    As far as heist films are concerned, Entrapment is often overlooked and it's no surprise as to why. The film has a mood of overbearing cliches thats been done a hundred time before. Done better too. But theres a strange appeal to this film that just makes it a passable heist/action film. Sean Connery delivers a memorable good performance (one of his last actually good performances, after this he went downhill before retirement). Entrapment is pure popcorn action film. The film is not meant to be perfect by any means. The film is pure entertainment. Despite the somewhat cliched formula, I thought it was still an interesting idea for a film. The acting is good, the suspense is there and the action is top notch. Obviously the reason this film has gotten so much praise is because of Catherine Zeta-Jones famous ass shot. In almost ever review, reviewers everywhere has praised the famous scene. I'll admit the scene is very sexy and all, but you shouldn't judge a film because of that scene alone. Theres plenty of things aside from the laser scene to enjoy. Entrapment is a film that will surely appeal to heist fans, despite its slightly cliched plot. The film does have enough thrills to appeal to anyone who enjoys a good action yarn, and if you're looking for a terrific Sean Connery performance, Entrapment is one of his last good films. Of course it's not his best film, but it certainly isn't his worst. An entertaining good time and an absolute blast.
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  • Mar 17, 2010
    Sean Connery is universally seen as one of the best looking older man and that being said he is still Sean Connery, and will be cooler at 70 than just about anyone else at 30. Catherine Zeta Jones takes on the role of an insurance agent/undercover thief who hooks up with Sean Connery, a rich career criminal to execute a couple of huge international heists. It has suspense, spying, gadgetry, action, and keep you guessing to the end with a solid performance by both Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I would recommend this movie to anybody who is looking for something that's entertaining with a few twists and nothing too deep.
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