Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"The Score" review

The Score (2001)

Directed by Frank Oz
Writing credit Daniel E. Taylor

Robert De Niro.... Nick Wells
Edward Norton.... Jack Teller
Marlon Brando.... Max

De Niro. Norton. Brando. Three powerhouse, A-list actors together at last. Three extremely gifted performers making a heist flick. Three generations of the finest acting talent on the planet. Man, this is going to be good. I was excited about seeing this one. So I watched it. All together now: One, two, three zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

"The Score" is a snoozing snore of a movie. De Niro is the retired thief, (of course), and Brando wants to rope him in for one...last...score. Uhhh...eyelids getting heavy. Norton is the cocky young thief who can get De Niro inside the vault. All the thieves vie to come out on top. Who will make the Score? Will anyone care? Did anyone making this movie care?

Someone convinced three great actors to get together to make "The Score". Then they started making the movie and realized too late that "The Score" just wasn't that interesting. "The Score" is a standard heist flick that has been done at least a dozen times before. The only thing that makes this movie unique is the strong cast involved but they looked like they didn't care at all. I didn't care either.

"The Score" is a bust. What a shame. It would make a good napping movie though.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 quality naps

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