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October 17, 2016
The Italian job is a 2003 remake of the original film from 1969 that starred Michael caine. Set in LA Mark Wahlberg stars as Charlie Croker the leader of a crew that includes Handsome rob, Lyle, Left ear, Steve and John Bridger the main head of the crew. After a successful Italian job Steve betrays the group taking the gold they stole and presummingly killing the whole crew. The crew survives and decides to lay low until the time is right. A year later Charlie puts into action a plan he has been working and enlists the help of John's daughter stella to help them steal back what was taken from then.
very smooth and slick. F Gary Grey provides a really fun atmosphere and style of movie here with his directing this is like one of the standards in todays heist pictures. Its so well crafted. The opening scene was excellently designed and well directed. the mini coopers are like an extra set of characters. the usage of them was perfect and the choregraphy with the races was great.
Great acting here from the cast. we sort of see the origins of the cool, smooth brotha that Mark Wahlberg began to play around this time and sometimes does to this day. He gave a pretty great performance. Even here Charlize Theron can always hold her own in male dominated world in movies and she has great chemistry with all the guys especially Wahlberg. I liked Edward Norton in here he played a pretty by the book villain who's motivation was pure jealousy. Kind of throwback and cool to see compared to the villians of today. Mos def and seth green were great as the comedic characters in this film. Mos def's hit on a lot of jokes in here but he also has a real calmness and poise when acting and it oozes off camera so well. this is rare to see Statham in a role where he has to rely more on his swagger and smoothness than his physical prowesses. he does very well here nonetheless
I quite enjoyed the Italian Job! check it out when you can
½ September 15, 2016
Really good heist movie with a great cast as well. It's exactly what you'd expect but you can still smile while seeing it unfold.
September 13, 2016
New remake of the old 1969 movie. Good action and feel good to support the crew. Donald Sutherland, father of Charlize Theron, plans to retire after one last heist in Italy. The crew Mark Whalberg, Edward Norton, Mos Def, Jason Statham plant explosive at the floor and the safe box drop. Jason ride a boat to divert attention away. Donald and Mark open the safe underwater and ship the gold bars away. Edward double cross them to take it all for his own, killed Donald and thought the rest are dead when their truck fall into the cold river. 1 year later, Charlize work for police to crack into safe. Mark find her to get revenge on Edward whom they've been hunting. They do surveillance on his home and need a blue print of his house. Charlize pretend to be cable repair in order to access his house. He take a liking of her and invite her to dinner. They also plan getaway routes and re-enforce their Mini Cooper to take the gold weight and escape with the help of a mechanic. Edward has been trying to sell the gold through a launderer and he kills the guy when he mention about the source of the gold. After planning to strike on the date night, they call it off when the neighbor hold a party. Charlize turn up but Edward been alerted know who she is. The rest appears and he is stun for awhile. Olek Krupa a mafia boss, cousin of the dead launderer seeks revenge and thought Mark is the culprit. Edward plans to escape and hire 3 armour trucks and bikes to do a decoy. Seth use CCTV and calculate which truck carries weight and they tag the right truck, manipulate the traffic light to their desire road. The planted explosive made the truck drop to the bottom. The mechanic help to cover up the road hole. After transferring the $27 million worth of gold bars to their 3 Coopers, they escape via the tunnel and made it to the train. Edward tag on and is confront by them. Olek also turn up and gonna kill Edward after striking a deal with Mark. All of them got the revenge and dream after becoming rich.
August 20, 2016
own it. love it. i can watch it over and over
August 20, 2016
Didn't know this was a remake but I really enjoyed this betrayal revenge action thriller!
August 14, 2016
Fun cast. Fun ride. Think the Transporter meets Point Break. Rating: 8 / 10
July 26, 2016
This Americanised remake doesn't exceed disappointing expectations, it's actually not half-bad. With some exciting chases, nice locations and a great ensemble cast of one-dimensional actors (Wahlberg, Statham etc) and professionals, this goes for a decent piece of entertainment. But of course, as expected, it doesn't match the original.
Super Reviewer
July 16, 2016
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.
½ July 4, 2016
The film is a masterpiece. Re-watched it 13 years later. It is way ahead of its time. No gimmicks of camera. No over the top fight sequences. A simple, funny and intelligent film.
June 12, 2016
One of my personal favorites. A clever film. Wahlberg and Theron are a terrific leading pair. Statham, Norton, Green, Mas Def, and Donald Sutherland round out an magnificent cast for this one.
½ June 2, 2016
One of the better, smarter action movies.
May 15, 2016
There's a nothing plot in the midst of competent action and serviceable preferences.
½ May 2, 2016
A solid action movie that benefits from its A list cast (boasting the likes of Mark Walberg, Jason Statham and Ed Norton) however I find its character development poor and the execution of some stunts. However it's still an enjoyable action film.
April 25, 2016
The Italian Job is a quazi-remake of the 1969 film of the same name. A charismatic cast including Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Edward Norton (The Illusionist) amplify the excitement of this action-heavy heist film. You can expect crazy car chases, tricky thieves and clever comedy from a fun ensemble cast.

Also of note, for you romantics, is the charming chemistry between Wahlberg and Theron. It's fun, light, and infinitely rewatchable. On top of that, it has some of the most quotable one-liners for use in daily life.

I give The Italian Job a 6/10.

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½ April 8, 2016
Good, tight action movie! Great robbery scenes, both in Venice and Los Angeles! Good cast too! I'd love to see them all again as the same "crew" in another film!
½ April 1, 2016
The Italian Job is a remake film that was based on the British with the same name back in 1969, and it stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Franky G, and Donald Sutherland in a heist film about a heist plan home right, but one of the crew members double crossed them, killed one of them, and after a year later, they found him and take revenge on him by getting their money back from him. I came in with no expectations as I didn't really know what to expect, and the only thing I knew about this, are F. Gary Gray who directed Straight Outta Compton, the cast, and that it had good reviews for a remake, which it deserves it as it's an enjoyable film. The heist scene is entertaining a bit, although it wasn't as complex as I thought was going to be, which didn't made sense. The cast are the best part of the film, and the characterization of the crew is really good that I find all of them memorable. There's a lot of funny moments, and some exciting chase scenes. There are some plot elements that were either convenient, or rather predictable to make the plot go longer. As is, The Italian Job is a really good remake that was a bit of surprise to me, and I really like watching films that are a surprise.
½ April 1, 2016
I wouldn't describe this as a remake of the original, it's more like an homage to it. A mixed cast of real and novelty actors start out with a heist in Italy but after that, it's all back to familiar teritory and apart from the minis racing around town driving in bits their not normally allowed to, there is little to compare. They don't have a great ending like the original and they don't say "you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" once.
½ March 29, 2016
2003's classic remake ''The Italian Job'' is mediocrity at its best. It's neither great, original, surprising or anything of such sorts, nor is it bad in any way, shape or form. It's an entertaining film, it certainly is, but that's really al it is. The script is predictable and filled with plot-holes as you expect with films like this, the acting isnt good, nor is it bad, no one in particular stands out, Edward Norton maybe, he plays a cool villain, but in the opening scene of the film (and knowing the general synopsis of the film beforehand) you instantly know he was going to be the one to betray them, with his scary face and the moustache.
The film has cool ideas, despite having seen them all done before a hundred times, it has impressive set pieces, car/boat chases, good locations and a stellar cast. The way it was executed reminded me in a good way of Fast Five/Furious Six/ and Furious Seven. The same style of a rag-tag team planning a big heist, with car chases, lots of money, and just a great time watching

All in all ''The Italian Job'' is certainly an entertaining flick, but extremely conventional, predictable, same with the characters.
March 28, 2016
The story might not be the greatest, it still is, entertaining, fun and action-packed,
January 16, 2016
Your usual popcorn film, fun to watch with friends, the script isn't as hot as you might expect from a film about a "job", but it does have a nice cast.
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