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The Italian Job

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Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Who Stars in The Italian Job

Mark Wahlberg
Charlie Croker

Mark Wahlberg

Charlize Theron
Stella Bridger

Charlize Theron

Jason Statham
Handsome Rob

Jason Statham

Yasiin Bey
Left Ear

Yasiin Bey


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Review for The Italian Job

Author: John Chard

Ocean's Five. John Bridger's gang of thieves are double crossed and left for dead after a daring gold raid in Venice. The surviving members regroup and convene in L.A. to enact revenge and recapture their gold … the job is on! This could have been a complete disaster, I'm British and the wave of revulsion that boomed in my homeland upon hearing of this remake was explosive; "how dare they remake a British institution" was the cry. Things were not helped in the run up to the film's release by main star (and draw card) Edward Norton, proclaiming that the film was a contractual obligation and that fans of his work would be better advised to give The Italian Job a miss... Had to be a stinker then surely? Actually no it isn't. Director F. Gary Gray hasn't remade the "Italian Job" of 1969, in fact he hasn't even re-imaged it, the minis are in there, the gold is in there, but all the stand out moments so beloved by many in the 69 film of the same name are not to be seen at all. So what we get is a very cool heist-come revenge movie, that's maybe a tad too glossy at times, but it has got a pretty sharp script, tight action sequences and a group of actors working very well as a team. Mark Wahlberg, Mos Def, Jason Statham, Seth Green and the delectably delicious Charlize Theron all come out smelling of roses, whilst Edward Norton really had no cause for concern because his portrayal as Steve is a smarmy delight. I have jokingly titled this film "Ocean's 5", but that is in no way detrimental to "The Italian Job", it lacks the jazzy coolness of "Soderbergh's Ocean's 11", but it's a fun and enjoyable picture all in its own right, thus the rating of just under 7 IMDb is actually spot on. 7/10


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Production

De Line Pictures logo
De Line Pictures

Working Title Films logo
Working Title Films

Paramount logo
Paramount


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2003-05-30

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 50 mins

Budget
$ 60,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 176,070,171.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 116,070,171.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.italianjobmovie.com/

Genres
Action Crime

Keywords
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