The Italian Job
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After being double-crossed by a partner, a gang of life-long criminals hatch a brilliant plan to get their gold back and to even the score with the double-crosser. They plan to rob a armored car by creating a massive traffic jam in Los Angeles.
Though it bears little resemblance to the original 1969 thriller starring Michael Caine, the 2003 remake of The Italian Job stands on its own as a caper comedy that's well above average. The title's a misnomer--this time it's actually a Los Angeles job--but the action's just as exciting as it propels a breezy tale of honor and dishonor among competing thieves. Inheriting Caine's role as ace heist-planner Charlie Croker, Mark Wahlberg plays straight-man to a well-cast team of accomplices, including Mos Def, Jason Statham, and scene-stealer Seth Green in a variation of the role originally played by Noel Coward. As the daughter of Croker's ill-fated mentor (Donald Sutherland), Charlize Theron is recruited to double-cross a double-crosser (Edward Norton in oily villain mode), and once again, speedily versatile Mini Coopers play a pivotal role in director F. Gary Gray's exhilarating car-chase climax. It's perhaps the greatest product placement in movie history, and just as fun the second time around. --Jeff Shannon
- Making-of featurette
- "Putting Words on the Page" featurette
- Driving school featurette
- "The Mighty Minis" featurette
- Stunts featurette
- 6 deleted scenes
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This is an uninspired honor-among-thieves story, with no actor who can own the screen (after Sutherland's character dies). It has all the details--lots of money, one beautiful woman, a brilliant team, fast cars, revenge. It just doesn't have any spark--or an surprising story line.
For a brilliant, flabbergasting plot, see Inside Job.
For dolce vita, see Rough Cut.