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April 26, 2017
Don't know why, don't know what connect me with this movie that much. But this is my favourite movie, just movie what I can watch a lot times.
April 8, 2017
This one is a flick that I have enjoyed quite a bit, but have only seen twice now, and I have to say, it's a good bit of fun for some early 2000s action fare. Featuring a diverse group of leads, we get to see some criminals go after payback on their former partner who betrayed them, and it's a helluva ride.

April 1, 2017
It was ok. It had a great cast and a fun plot. Was very predictable and the twists at the beginning was obvious. Still a enjoyable movie but nothing immensely unique.
January 22, 2017
Want to see it, cuz the original '69 was xlnt.
January 19, 2017
Great heist film. Uneven in some parts, but still excellent nonetheless. The cast is top notch, the location is gorgeous and the action is thrilling. Ed Norton gives a one of a kind performance, similar to Steve Buscemi. In some ways, this is a lot like other action and heist films, but it has a one of a kind cast, and therefore, a one of a kind story.
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!
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