December 2, 2003

The Italian Job (Capsule Review)

The Italian Job is a heist/revenge film with little to recommend it. Mark Wahlberg somehow thinks he's George Clooney, but isn't. Charlize Theron is trapped in a boring role. The costars are amusing only when they're not being annoying. And I like Seth Green and Jason Statham... it's just that I don't like to see them in a movie like this.

There is a halfway decent chase scene at the end of the film, but certainly not good enough to sit through the 130 minutes which preceed it.

Skip this job - watching a movie shouldn't be as boring as work.

You want to see a heist movie? Rent The Good Thief.

Posted by James at December 2, 2003 10:04 AM
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I liked Italian Job, but I was maybe not watching it for the same reasons (actors) you were. :)

Posted by: julie at December 2, 2003 10:07 PM

That's true. The film just didn't do it for me. I'm a big fan of heist films, so I am comparing it to the best, I suppose.

I forgot ot even mention that one of my favorite actors is in it... Edward Norton. Also underused.

Posted by: James at December 2, 2003 11:36 PM

I liked the Good Thief as well. And Nick Nolte gets to play himself!!!

Posted by: Bob at December 3, 2003 12:26 PM

You noticed that, too, eh?

Posted by: James at December 3, 2003 1:15 PM

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