The Italian Job Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Italian Job the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Typically cool crew of expert theives, led by Charlie (Wahlberg), pulls off a heist of $35 million worth of gold bars in Venice, only to be doublecrossed by crewmember Steve (Norton), who kills Charlie's mentor John (Sutherland) and leaves the rest for dead. When the group find Steve a year later in L.A., John's daughter Stella (Theron), an exceptional safecracker in her own right, joins the gang for revenge. Amiable caper flick succeeds on the multiple strengths of understated cool, superbly orchestrated action, pitch-perfect humor, and an excellent cast doing a great job. Green, as computer geek Lyle, stands out, while Wahlberg boosts his leading man appeal. Remake of the 1969 Michael Caine vehicle copies original's use of Mini Coopers, but not much else.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
L.A., Heists: Gold/Precious Metals, Subways, Doublecross!, Italy, Venice, Revenge
Screenplay
Wayne Powers, Donna Powers
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Dante "Mos Def" Beze, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Christina Cabot, Franky G., Olek Krupa
Cinematography
Wally Pfister
Director
F. Gary Gray
Music
John Powell
Other
Douglas B. Arnold, Kathy Nelson, Julianne Jordan, Richard Francis-Bruce, Christopher Rouse, Doug Meerdink, Mark Zuelzke, Mark Bridges, Charles Wood
Producer
Donald De Line, Paramount Pictures

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