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The Italian Job Reviews

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May 30, 2003
In a business starved for original ideas, in a summer of sloppy remakes, The Italian Job sets a kind of benchmark for recycling.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2003
The Italian Job has a decent enough heart, and, thanks to Seth Green and Mos Def, some funny moments. It's just not racing with enough adrenaline.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 29, 2003
Memo to the studio honcho holding remake rights to Easy Rider: Don't take any calls from Mark Wahlberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2003
. . . a film designed for dispassionate enjoyment, a summer distraction that doesn't quite leave you feeling like you were thieved of your nine bucks but also feels like a shallow return on your investment.
October 28, 2003
... workmanlike heist flick with some funny lines and some good (if brief) chases ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 28, 2003
Like Norton's unbelievably dull villain, the film has about as much imagination as a Mini has trunk space.
June 7, 2003
Although some will predictably succumb to Gray's overly kinetic and slick-looking heist caper, this stylized action-packed robbers flick fails to steal anything worth value within this repetitive genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 9, 2006
Itresembles a film made up on the fly. The cast, too, are strictly cut from comic books. Don't expect any unconventional endings either.
May 29, 2003
Formulaic, forgettable remake whose resemblance to a video-game is surely not coincidental. Edward Norton, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron deliver the most bland, nondescript, uninteresting performance of their careers. You've seen it all in the trailer
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 31, 2003
It's trash.
Full Review | Original Score: C -
May 29, 2003
Screenwriting couple Donna and Wayne Powers have managed to downgrade what was only a half-decent 1969 crime flick to begin with.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 29, 2003
Wahlberg is largely forgettable, and his would-be romance with Theron is sparkless and perfunctory.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 29, 2003
Watching The Italian Job in a theater makes you long for a fast-forward button -- to skip past 90 eyeball-glazing minutes of generic caper plotting and cut to the chase, as it were.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 29, 2003
A lazy and in-name-only remake of 1969's G-rated Michael Caine heist pic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 3, 2003
Wide-open absurdity would've helped; instead, there's a clotting of musical interludes and a general air of stoic grit.
June 5, 2003
A tricked-out remake of a heist flick that was already flat and formulaic in 1969.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 28, 2003
...shamelessly prefabricated and so thoroughly lacking in any flavor or nutritional value, it's sort of like a McDonald's cheeseburger, only with car chases.
May 23, 2003
Feels more like an exercise. Or as the title suggests, a job.
| Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2004
Cette production estivale est divertissante l'espace d'un instant si l'on ne cherche pas à en trouver les moindres défauts.
| Original Score: C
November 6, 2003
It is neither good nor bad, engaging nor boring, sexy nor pedestrian.
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