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After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Did anyone else think it was strange that Mos Def played a guy who was deaf in one ear?
Well this is just fucking shit, isn't it?
I want to make something clear from the outset though. It's nothing to do with the fact that it's a remake. I couldn't give a toss about that and I wasn't judging it against the original. So I just wanted to clear that up from the start.
The thing is that I guess I should give this version some credit for trying to be its own film and really having very few similarities to the original at all. But maybe this was an occasion where they might actually have been better off just remaking the original as closely as they possibly could. Why? Because…
F. Gary Gray's "The Italian Job" is a blast. Built on jazzy energy, a pitch-perfect cast, and a sophisticated look, Gray's action-heist pops with an infectious spirit and sense of well-heeled fun. It is a colorful, quick-paced crowd pleaser that easily ranks as one of the '00's best action films.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Mos Def, Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, and Edward Norton, "The Italian Job" revolves around a gang of thieves who attempt a vengeance-driven heist on a former one of their own. A remake of a 1969 film, the current action outing combines smart plotting with fast cars and a lively sense of adventure.
Gray takes the entertaining story and creates something electric and inviting. Elevated by…
Enjoyable in parts, but kind of drags in other.
The Italian Job seems like a less star studded (yet still almost full of them) version of Ocean's Eleven.
There are less stars in the cast, the heist is a little less clever, and mostly the director and script are not on the same level.
Still, it is an enjoyable caper film.
I do have to credit it where its due. The heist in the beginning, and especially the end are really fun to watch.
Watching Mini Coopers driving all over the city with gold in their trunks, while evading bikes and a chopper is an awesome sight to see.
My only problems with the film is that the script could…
F Gary Gray's The Italian Job is mindless entertainment and nothing more.
Set in Venice the first heist you get is on the water with a damn great boat chase.
The film then reaches a drag point that leaves you wanting more action although the performances are really good from the mix of great actors and we'll known ones it's the action that I craved through out.
The final heist was done with expertise that lead to a predictable ending.yet the action led to a entertaining film for most of the way through.
So silly, and over the top, but unabashedly so. There's nothing about "The Italian Job" to particularly call amazing, but there's so much charm to it whether it's the characters, or the wonderful back and forth between the fun cast, that makes it immensely fun and entertaining to watch. Gray's slick direction with the action set-pieces, and the fun cast makes it all the more entertaining. Plus Charlize Theron in tank tops.
I have seen this so many times and it never gets old. Ok, the french version was not as nice as the original, go figure, but still it is brilliant.
Sounds like a sex movie - get it? The "Italian Job" Hahahahahaha I'm SO funny
One of those fun little action capers that you have to take for what it is. The presence of F. Gary Gray in the director's chair makes this more Ocean's Eleven by way of Fast and Furious, and it's definitely oriented less toward fans of the original Michael Caine caper, and more toward people who like movies with car chases.
Yet there's still some definite charm to it, especially in its status as a heist movie. There's enough going on where our heroes can't waltz to the finish line, and the villain, here a snarky-yet-contract-bound Edward Norton, is charming and slimy enough to hold our attentions. Plus, the ensemble that makes up the core gang of merry thieves, including Mos…
I feel like I've watched the plot line of this movie in like 4 other movies I've seen
“We're in Italy, speak English.”
Mit einem doch skeptischen Gefühl ging ich an diesen Streifen heran, handelt es sich doch mal wieder um ein Remake eines Klassikers, das wirklich kein Remake benötigt und schon gar keinen schlechten Aufguss verdient hätte.
The Italian Job aus dem Jahre 1969 zeichnete sich durch eine Leichtigkeit und gleichzeitige Coolness aus, wie es nur das britische Kino der 60er Jahre beherrschte, mal abgesehen von einem wie üblich großartigem Michael Caine. Glücklicherweise handelt es sich bei der 2003er Version weniger um ein Remake als solches, sondern um eine Neuinterpretation mit dem Original als lose Inspirationsquelle. Bis auf die Minisequenz (natürlich mit den neuen Coopern, statt den alten) bleibt einem beim Ansehen nur wenig verbindendes. Gerade das…
A poor mans Oceans Eleven, still a lot of fun though.
one star for each mini cooper, the true highlight of this movie
Nice remake. A bit clichéd and outdated, though.
I swear this film is like 70% mini cooper advertisement
So what do I watch next? This is to take the place of the sadly too brief Netflix Random Button…