The Italian Job (2003)
Critic Consensus: Despite some iffy plot elements, The Italian Job succeeds in delivering an entertaining modern take on the original 1969 heist film, thanks to a charismatic cast.
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Critic Reviews for The Italian Job
This one offers some agreeably mindless fun in which the villains (including Norton) are truly villainous, the payback is satisfying in a purely infantile way, and the familiarity of everything is oddly comforting.
Itresembles a film made up on the fly. The cast, too, are strictly cut from comic books. Don't expect any unconventional endings either.
This unglamorous approach has the odd effect of making them seem more glamorous -- we're free to soak up their star quality because there's no hard sell to fight off.
A tricked-out remake of a heist flick that was already flat and formulaic in 1969.
Audience Reviews for The Italian Job
This exhilarating action-packed movie is quite satisfying for what it intends to be: an exciting, fast-paced fun ride that benefits from a great dose of humor, a fine cast and the beauty of its locations, especially Venice.
Cool and slick, with a decent cast to deliver the goods, this heist caper is less about the steal than about the tension between the characters working the grab. The audience I saw it with audibly gasped when the twist showed up early on.
Fun and enjoyable.
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|John Bridger:||I trust everyone, It's the devil inside them I don't trust.|
|Stella Bridger:||I trust everyone. It's the devil inside them I don't trust.|
|Skinny:||If there's one thing I know, it's never to mess with mother nature, mother in-laws and, mother freaking Ukrainians.|
|Stella Bridger:||I don't go out with strange men. I just met you five minutes ago.|
|Steve Frezelli:||I guess I'll just have to sabotage my cable, you know, till we get to know each other well enough.|