The Italian Job Reviews
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
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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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.