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Three generations of method acting giants unite for this crime thriller written by Kario Salem and directed by Frank Oz. Robert De Niro stars as Nick Wells, an aging thief whose specialty is safecracking and who is on the verge of retiring to a life of ease, running his jazz club and romancing his girlfriend Diane (Angela Bassett). But before he can ride off into the sunset, Nick is pressured to do one last job by his mentor and business partner, a flamboyant and extravagant upscale fence named Max (Marlon Brando). Max is plotting the heist of the Montreal Customs House, and he's got a man… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Manages to waste a prestigious cast on a tediously long-winded caper plot."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A sturdily diverting old fashioned heist thriller."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The Score, a competent if nothing-special heist thriller on paper, showcases three generations of acting giants."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"While you'll telegraph its plot twist ten minutes before it actually happens, you'll be too wrapped up in the performances to care."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
""The Score" has one of the more frustrating of success stories: It succeeds mostly through its cast."
‑ Collin Souter,
"Restoring the seductive style of the no-nonsense procedural heist movie to complete luster, this is the kind of pic that knows the difference between being masculine and being macho."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"A movie which gets the job done as simply, efficiently and intelligently as possible."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Three of the most accomplished actors of their respective generations, Brando, De Niro, and Edward Norton, are underused in this old-fashioned heist crime picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A heist film with several issues, but ultimately enjoyable."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Opens and closes with tour-de-force action, acting, and camera work. In the middle is some dead space."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Contains The Scene, a precious sequence already destined for infinite repetition."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Part of the fun is watching and listening to Brando parody his slurred speech"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"The story is so dull and perfunctory, the audience just enjoys watching the actors..."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Apesar de suas qualidades, A Cartada Final certamente ficou nos devendo o tão prometido duelo de interpretações."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"When all is said and done, the only reason this movie rises above a certain level is because at one point Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Edward Norton share the screen."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
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