The Italian Job
The Italian Job (2003)

A team of high-class thieves avenge their mentor's death -- with the help of his own daughter -- in this big-budget remake of the 1969 British caper classic. The Italian Job stars Mark Wahlberg as Charlie, the mastermind of a daring… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
73%
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User Score
80%



Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some iffy plot elements, The Italian Job succeeds in delivering an entertaining modern take on the original 1969 heist film, thanks to a charismatic cast.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This one offers some agreeably mindless fun in which the villains (including Norton) are truly villainous, the payback is satisfying in a purely infantile way, and the familiarity of everything is oddly comforting.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

A strangely satisfying though completely preposterous caper movie.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Exciting heist film for teens and their families.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Itresembles a film made up on the fly. The cast, too, are strictly cut from comic books. Don't expect any unconventional endings either.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A tricked-out remake of a heist flick that was already flat and formulaic in 1969.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

It is in Gray's spirited execution that such by-the-book formula makes for a brisk, slick entertainment hits the summer movie spot.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

This unglamorous approach has the odd effect of making them seem more glamorous -- we're free to soak up their star quality because there's no hard sell to fight off.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Wide-open absurdity would've helped; instead, there's a clotting of musical interludes and a general air of stoic grit.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fun bit of action comedy with a bang up cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Fun and enjoyable.
Shawn Ewing
A fast paced joy ride with plenty of action and excitement.
Alex roy
Remake of the 1969 film, The Italian Job, this film is a good heist film that could have been much better. The film is entertaining, but lacks anything truly… More
Directors Cat
this is one of the worst excuses for a film i've ever seen. I'd barely call it a remake and i'd vomit if I had to watch this again. The original… More
Albert Kim
A heist movie that is highly entertaining with fun performances throughout. A good time.
Carlos Magalh„es
An exhilarating action-packed movie that is quite satisfying for what it is intended to be: an exciting, fast-paced fun ride with a good dose of humor and… More

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