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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

A 1999 movie directed by John McTiernan.

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Disappointing!

  • Jan 24, 2005
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Don't know whether the intention of the story was to highlight Rene Russo's breasts or to make you like an obvious criminal. The movie was totally disjointed and difficult to follow. You have an intricate plan to rob an art museum at the beginning that was nothing but a ruse so Bronson could heist a painting that we are never sure whether he wanted in the first place. He seems to like to live life on the edge and is more concerned with the challenge of doing something (betting $100,000 on a virtually impossible golf shot) than the actual result.

At the start Russo is shown as a sexy super sleuth that seems to have everything figured out from the minimum of clues. I was totally in the dark as to what she actually was (an insurance investigator perhaps?). I found her annoying more than sexy throughout the movie. Overall I was very disappointed with this film.

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review by . May 03, 2009
Don't know whether the intention of the story was to highlight Rene Russo's breasts or to make you like an obvious criminal. The movie was totally disjointed and difficult to follow. You have an intricate plan to rob an art museum at the beginning that was nothing but a ruse so Bronson could heist a painting that we are never sure whether he wanted in the first place. He seems to like to live life on the edge and is more concerned with the challenge of doing something (betting $100,000 on a virtually …
review by . January 13, 2000
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Pros: Great performances by Brosnan and Russo     Cons: This plot line, weak supporting cast.     I went to see The Thomas Crown Affair because I like Pierce Brosnsan, but ended up enchanted by the stellar performance, and flamboyant sexiness of Rene Russo. I have seen her in other movies, most notably Lethal Weapon 2 (or was it three), but in those movies she was a bit player at best. In The Thomas Crown Affair she all but stole the show from Brosnan, who …
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The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 heist film directed by John McTiernan. It is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary star.

The film's success prompted plans for a sequel starring Brosnan titled The Topkapi Affair, which also would be a remake of the 1964 film Topkapi starring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, and Peter Ustinov. Both films are based on Eric Ambler's 1962 novel, The Light of Day.[1]

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Director: John McTiernan
Genre: Action, Adventure
DVD Release Date: January 4, 2000
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
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