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The Score September 14, 2006

Posted by Sai in English, Movies, Reviews.

When you think about Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton (Fight Club) in one movie, you don’t want to miss it. So I watched this Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Housesitter, Bowfinger) directed heist flick with a lot of expectation. This is an interesting movie but it lacks the pace or the amount of excitement of other films in the genre. It is not much of a slick flick. The primary plus for the movie is the acting. However, actors of such caliber were unnecessary. Marlon Brando is wasted in a minuscule role. De Niro and Norton get some scope to showcase their talents and they make good use of it. Angela Bassett has a neat supporting role. The movie does have its share of interesting conversations and robbery planning and execution scenes but nothing really fresh. We generally expect movies in this genre to have some unexpected twists and unpredictable sequences. There isn’t much of that here. Some of the twists are quite predictable, especially the climax, which takes off some of the sheen from the movie. This is an average heist flick that could be watched for the actors.



1. Shujath - September 14, 2006

I agree with you. This was an ok heist movie and if you have seen other heist movies, then the ending is more that predictable. But, still it is not boring or anything like that.

If you have seen the movie Heist starring Gene Hackman and Sam Rockwell, you’ll find this even more predictable.

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