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Entrapment (1999)

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

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Robert Mac MacDougal has an untarnished reputation as the world's greatest art thief. So when a priceless Rembrant is stolen in New York, the evidence points to Mac. Insurance investigator Gin Baker persuades her boss, whose company will lose $24 million on the theft, to let her go after the master criminal. The strong-willed and resourceful Gin has to entrap Mac, but he proves even more elusive and crafty than she expected. While engaging in an electric pas de deux of wariness and attraction, Mac and Gin form an edgy partnership that takes them from London, via the Western Isles of Scotland, to Kuala Lumpur, the high-tech capital of Malaysia. Together they come up with a daring plan for a multi-billion dollar-heist tied to the dawn of a new millennium...
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PG-13 (for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Sean Connery
as Robert `Mac' MacDougal
Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Virginia `Gin' Baker
Ving Rhames
as Thibadeaux
Will Patton
as Hector Cruz
Maury Chaykin
as Conrad Greene
David Yip
as Chief of Police
Tim Potter
as Millennium Man
Madhav Sharma
as Security Chief
Eric Meyers
as Waverly Technician
William Marsh
as Computer Technician
Tony Xu
as Banker
Rolf Saxon
as Director
Tom Clarke-Hill
as Operator
David Howard
as Technician
Stuart Ong
as Doctor
Ravin Ganatra
as 1st Security Guard
Rhydian Jai-Persad
as 2nd Security Guard
Hari Dhillon
as 3rd Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Entrapment

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (18)

It's a superficial but entertaining caper that's a good, old-fashioned yarn.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Lives up to its title -- spend 100-plus minutes with this lacklustre thing and you definitely feel snookered.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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A wildly expensive movie full of computers, nonsense and violence, a film where wit, romance, elegance - everything - is sacrificed on the altar of giganticism, cliche and over-the-top action.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie deflates early and sags from there!

January 1, 2000
Arizona Republic
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Another soulless, by-the-numbers attempt to resurrect a genre that made money for the studios in the past.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

The legendary Sean Connery and the enthralling Catherine Zeta-Jones are less than the sum of their wonderful parts!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Entrapment

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[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.

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Directors Cat

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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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

great flick, put zeta jones on the map

danny d
danny d

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