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The Thomas Crown Affair
Crime does pay. Handsomely.
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
The first 20 minutes are jaw-droppingly beautiful, cutting between innocuous business dealings and the careful execution of an art heist that makes the crowded realms of executive rooms seem more chaotic, making Thomas Crown seem caged-in until he takes his rightful place in the scene of a challenge. The breezy, jazzy tone carries through Crown's subsequent pas de deux with the insurance investigator who presents him with "a worthy adversary." The final stretch's melancholic slow-down feels a bit too much like premature petering out (at least until the rousing final setpiece), but even the slower bits have a warm grace to them. It's a work of great delicacy, not as complex as McTiernan works like Predator or his Die Hards, but so perfect in its lightness that hardly seems a quibble.
The Thomas Crown Affair is a lot like the little black dress Rene Russo wears in it; sure it's pretty flimsy, but damn (and I mean damn) is it fun to watch. The opening and ending scenes... just so entertaining; I think I want Sinnerman to play over everything I do, like brushing my teeth and walking down the street, because it makes everything cooler. I'd re-watch this over the original every time.
Pierce Brosnan=suave as fuck.
John McTiernan's directorial career is rightly dominated by Die Hard and Predator. He also made that stinker Rollerball, one of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune to watch, so he doesn't quite get it right every time. His reimagining and updating of the Steve McQueen film from 1968 was a risk, but this is a decent heist film that has chemistry between the leads and more than a sprinkling of charm.
Pierce Brosnan plays a millionaire financier who audaciously steals a $100 million dollar Monet from the Metropolitan Museum of Art during a failed attempt by hapless other robbers. The robbery is a work of art in itself, confusing the police department but not a suspicious insurance…
John McTiernan made some classic action pictures in the late 80's, early 90's. As he got older, his movies got staler.
However, there is one beautiful exception -- "The Thomas Crown Affair," a rousing, supremely sexy thriller in which Pierce Brosnan easily sheds his Bond image as Rene Russo just as easily sheds her clothing (in a riveting, wowser of a nude scene).
The action is exciting, the drama is involving, and the climax is a kick-in-your-pants, rug-swept-from-under-your-feet scene of movie magic.
Some cinematic experiences just don't get much better than this.
Bemoaning the current dearth of mid-budget 'adult' films has become a cliché, but when was the last time Hollywood allowed two forty-somethings to enjoy fucking each other so unashamedly?
Also, Faye Dunaway is a terrible therapist.
"Regret is usually a waste of time, as is gloating."
Brosnan is so smooth in this that I can't believe he's not butter!
Russo is hard to swallow given the awkwardly eccentric quirkiness of her character, but it's enjoyable romance with heists and class throughout.
This film is not about the theft of impressionist artwork, which I am quite okay with.
Pierce Brosnan is always a blast to watch with his cool and fun facade and this film is almost as enjoyable as the Bond films with him in them. It is rather a bit of fluff but so entertaining to watch for the pace, action and pure fun. Just give me some popcorn and a Monet and i am good to go ;-)
Weitaus launiger und spritziger als das Original.
Russo und Brosnan sind das perfekte Team. Ein großer Spaß.
eurgh dull but pierce brosnan is dad af
Meh, it stops to explain a pretty simple plot a lot partially because of weak writing, partly because it's for idiots. But I grew up with Brosnan as my James Bond so that's like 2 extra stars. For me the entire conflict of the film was my love of Brosnan v my hatred of this fucking garbage soundtrack.
CLEVER! A very sleek and stylish cat and mouse game. After two outings as super spy James Bond and before returning back again, Pierce Bronsnan decided to take his suaveness to become the antihero Thomas Crown. With direction from John McTiernan the man behind 'Die Hard, Die Hard With A Vengence, and The Hunt For Red October' gives us a more scale back film with precise direction. There isn't much action or shootouts, just a very sophisticated and clever caper film. A remake of the 1968 film of the same name, which I haven't see, so this is solely based on this here film alone. Pierce Bronsnan stars as Thomas Crown, a self made billionaire who takes to the art…
Sehr genialer Kunstdiebstahl. Die Liebesgeschichte ist etwas nervig, aber Thomas Crown hat jederzeit die Situation unter Kontrolle. Wirklich cool!
First 20 minutes and last 20 minutes are the best thing about this film, the rest is boring and forced.
Mostly forgettable and indistinguishable from other playboy white collar criminal caper carryingons.
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