Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti) (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti) (1960)

Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti) (1960)




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Director Mario Monicelli delivers this deft satire of the classic caper film Rififi, introducing a bungling group of amateurs -- including an ex-jockey (Carlo Pisacane), a former boxer (Vittorio Gassman) and an out-of-work photographer (Marcello Mastroianni). The crew plans a seemingly simple heist with a retired burglar (Totó), who serves as a consultant. But this Italian job is doomed from the start.


as Dante
Carla Gravina
as Nicoletta
Carlo Pisacane
as Capannelle
Tiberio Murgia
as Ferribotte
Tiberlo Murgia
as Ferribotte
Gina Rovere
as Teresa - Tiberius's wife
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All Critics (9)

One of the cases where the first of its kind got everything just about perfect, right out of the gate.

Full Review… | July 4, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

Monicelli's seminal Italian comedy, a spoof of heist movies with great performances by Gassman, Mastroianni, Toto, and Cardinale, had major impact on many American satires, past and present.

Full Review… | January 3, 2009

The only really outstanding element is Piero Umiliani's cool jazz score.

Full Review… | December 30, 2008

A devilish black comedy about an inept gang of thieves in Rome that turned out to be a big influence in spoof heist films.

Full Review… | September 11, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...because the characters are so likable and their plan for breaking into the safe is genuinely interesting, it's easy enough to overlook the few dull spots.

Full Review… | April 13, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

a non-too-subtle satire on ... the crime genre, with especially good pokes at Jules Dassin's heist masterpiece Rififi

June 25, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for Big Deal on Madonna Street (I Soliti Ignoti)

Hysterically funny take on heist films.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

This was far from what I expected from reading the reviews. This Movie is from the Criterion Collection Spine Number 113. This movie made in 1958 in Black & White reminds me of movies made in the thirties. Yes a comedy but of little interest and very boring at times. A disappointment to me as most Criterion Collection Movies are pretty good. Still for time frame and reading the very fast English Subtitles I will push it to 4 Stars.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Excellent caper movie all'italiana. Superb all-star cast, full of situations as absurd as hilarious, and the usual caustic view upon italian society and traditions.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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