The Thomas Crown Affair
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Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. Erwin Weaver (Jack Weston) leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone (Paul Burke) is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Norman Jewison film tells a crackerjack story, well-tooled, professionally crafted and fashioned with obvious meticulous care."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"There are a lot of good things."
‑ Renata Adler, New York Times
"Made at the height of Steve McQueen's popularity, this romantic heist thriller contains one of the sexiest scenes in a Hollywood film."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"McQueen is charming, reads his lines well, and shows that he isn't just another short actor with an interesting face."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The sexiest chess game in movie history"
‑ Tony Medley, Tolucan Times
"It's no doubt dated now, and the multiscreen graphics won't make any sense on a pan-and-scan video version, but this heist movie starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway was considered pretty hot stuff back in 1968."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Possibly the most under-plotted, underwritten, over-photographed film of the year."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Surface gloss is what you get in this caper-romance."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Caper films don't come much better."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"A sad product of its times."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's worth noting that 30 years and dozens of caper films later, the closing twist isn't nearly as startling as it once was, but it still makes for an effective conclusion."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Flimsy but great fun."
‑ , Film4
"stylish caper thriller"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Dated, to be sure, but oh so chic..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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