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The Italian Job (Special Collector's Edition) (2003)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Action & Adventure and Art House & International movie directed by F. Gary Gray

Though it bears little resemblance to the original 1969 thriller starring Michael Caine, the 2003 remake ofThe Italian Jobstands on its own as a caper comedy that's well above average. The title's a misnomer--this time it's actually a Los … see full wiki

Director: F. Gary Gray
2 reviews about The Italian Job (Special Collector's Edition)...
review by . October 08, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
THE ITALIAN JOB has style and a grand sense of speed and action in one of the better caper films of recent years. Where other heist-based films push the button for unremitting tension, THE ITALIAN JOB combines sleekly written dialogue and character interaction which makes all of the tension scenes (and there are plenty) all the more credible. The photography of the inevitable car chases and 'inside shots' of the capers is terrific, with the scenes set in Venice, Italy among the best. The cast is …
review by . September 27, 2003
This is a very well paced, scripted, edited, filmed, and choreographed caper movie: the pace never lets up, the one liners are funny, you get to see what bullets do under water, there's even a cameo for real life Napster creator Shawn Fanning. This film will thoroughly entertain anyone except the sort of spod who complains that (i) it might not have the best car chase ever (it still has a pretty good car chase), or (ii) Michael Caine's original was different and somehow better (this isn't Michael …
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