Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
Three generations of acclaimed actors team up in The Score, an intriguing crime thriller that marks the first time that legendary Oscar-® winners* Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando have shared the screen. Also starring Oscar-® nominee** Edward Norton, The Score wowed critics and audiences alike. When expert safecracker Nick Wells (De Niro) decides it might be time to settle down with his girlfriend Diane (Oscar-® nominee*** Angela Bassett) and stick to his legitimate business, running a jazz nightclub in Montreal, his friend and partner Max (Brando) has other plans. Heavily in debt to a crime boss, Max needs Nick to pull one last heist: help novice thief Jack Teller (Norton) steal a scepter worth $30 million from the House of Customs. Tempted by the $6 million payday, Nick reluctantly agrees to do the job. But what starts out as a safe bet turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them all down. Featuring performances by jazz greats Cassandra Wilson and Mose Allison, The Score is one of the smartest, most entertaining crime capers ever filmed, with surprises at every turn. *De Niro: 1974 Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II; 1980 Best Actor, Raging Bull; Brando: 1954 Best Actor, On the Waterfront **1996 Best Supporting Actor nominee: Primal Fear; 1998 Best Actor nominee, American History X ***1993 Best Actress nominee, What's Love Got To Do With It?
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- Additional Footage
- "Making The Score"
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
You might find yourself moving closer and closer to the edge of your seat as this film's suspenseful climax slowly approaches. I think Director Frank Oz does a good job of gradually building the suspense as the movie progresses.
Edward Norton, who has a "double" role (of sorts) in the movie, also gives a knockout performance. I found it worthwhile to replay several of Norton's hilarious scenes while he was in character as the half-witted janitor's helper.
And I really liked Marlon Brando in this film. The then-76-year-old Brando, who portrays the slightly-quirky "Max", isn't too "heavy-handed" here; and comes through with a couple of knee-slapping lines of dialogue to boot during his brief amount of screen time.
The DVD of "The Score" offers up mighty fine video and audio quality. The 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen picture looks just about perfect to my eyes.
Extra Features include a "Making The Score" featurette (which lasts 12:25). This is a fairly standard Making-Of program (but still nice to have on the disc), with a few behind-the-camera glimpses of the actors at work.
There are also three pieces of "Additional Footage" (total run time for these segments amounts to 7:58). The first one is extremely intriguing. It's a completely uncut, uninterrupted piece of film (5:05 in length) featuring Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando discussing the heist and DeNiro's price for pulling off the job. We see three versions of this scene within this one single unbroken strip of film -- each of which is slightly different from the others, with these two great acting legends improvising a lot of the dialogue along the way. And each one of these differing "takes" is perfect. They never blow a word in any of the versions. The first version shown is the one that ended up in the final film; but the other two are just about as good (with Brando's rather racy remark in the last take being laugh-out-loud funny).
The other two items listed under "Additional Footage" are alternate takes from two scenes in the film.
Other DVD bonus materials include a Director's Commentary Track and the Theatrical Trailer.
"The Score" boasts of three generations of acting talent coming together on the same movie -- a movie whose cast and story are both equally up to the task of entertaining anyone who pops in this DVD.