• Jimmy Hughes

    ★★★½ Watched by Jimmy Hughes 29 Jan, 2016

    Quirky. Dry. Different yet enjoyable heist picture

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  • Rolf

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rolf 09 Jan, 2016

    A diamond courier (Charles Grodin) and his girlfriend (Candice Bergen) try to pull off a big diamond heist...
    This movie is unique for two reasons. First it's got one of the most creative heists ever put on screen (painted cockroaches anybody?). Second it's got an audio commentary before there even were audio commentaries. Grodin - being deadpan as ever - comments most of the action taking place in this movie which works great.
    The plot is told very pacy commenting…

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  • Kerry Maxwell

    ★★★ Watched by Kerry Maxwell 28 Jun, 2015

    Pleasant, amusing, and stylish low-key 1974 heist film starring Charles Grodin and Candice Bergen, with James Mason, Trevor Howard and John Gielgud in supporting roles. Grodin narrates with a droll voiceover commentary on the action.

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  • fultoncharlie

    ★★ Watched by fultoncharlie 03 Mar, 2011

    Mommy wouldn't let me see this in '74, thus I've been dying to see it ever since. It gets 1 xtra point for the heist being cute-theft by vacuum cleaner-and Candice Bergen is kinda sexy. But Grodin is one limp leading man; his "arch" and "wry" (ceaseless, grating) voice-over sux ass. It's a treat to see Gielgud, Mason, and Howard all in the same flick, but the script doesn't do them justice, to put it mildly. 4/10

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  • Auteur

    ★★★★ Watched by Auteur 29 Jun, 2014

    Aram Avakian's final film shows the director making inroads towards more conventional fare, eschewing the pretensions of Cops And Robbers, with the jewel heist picture 11 Harrowhouse, which is the street address of the film's Diamond Exchange, dubbed "the system," in London. Diamond merchant Charles Grodin plays the little guy trying to take down big guy John Gielgud, who uses "the system" to control the demand for diamonds the world over and set their value. Along the way he enlists…

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  • stef lernous

    ★★ Watched by stef lernous 27 Dec, 2012

    Diamonds, Cockroaches, Candice Bergen ! A so-so movie starring the now (in real life) very grumpy and cynical Charles Grodin.

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  • Brent Woosley

    ★★★ Added by Brent Woosley

    A decent lighthearted caper movie. It was nice seeing a young Candace Bergen whipping around the countryside in sports cars.

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  • Allan Mott

    ★★★★★ Added by Allan Mott

    This low-key heist film is elevated to the level of modest masterpiece thanks to a sublimely dry screenplay "adapted" by star Charles Grodin and pitch-perfect direction by Aram Avakian. Co-star Candice Bergen is used to great effect in the typically dreary role of the perfect girlfriend.

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