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: May 30, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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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

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.

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.

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
Carlos Magalh„es
This exhilarating action-packed movie is quite satisfying for what it intends to be: an exciting, fast-paced fun ride that benefits from a great dose of humor,… More
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
Kevin M. Williams
Cool and slick, with a decent cast to deliver the goods, this heist caper is less about the steal than about the tension between the characters working the… More
Albert Kim
A heist movie that is highly entertaining with fun performances throughout. A good time.
Wildaly M
Fun and enjoyable.
Shawn Ewing
A fast paced joy ride with plenty of action and excitement.