The Italian Job
The Italian Job (1969)

The quintessential British caper film of the 1960s, The Italian Job is a flashy, fast romp that chases a team of career criminals throughout one of the biggest international gold heists in history. Michael Caine is Charlie Croker, a stylish… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1969
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Italian Job is a wildly fun romp that epitomizes the height of Britannia style.

TIME Magazine

Caine and Coward play a splendid game of verbal tennis, but by the final reel the laughs are lost in an anthology of dull and deafening car chases.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film is technically sophisticated and emotionally retarded.

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Empire Magazine

As a film, The Italian Job is hardly a work of unalloyed genius; but as a reminder of the time when Britannia really was cool, it's peerless.

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Variety Staff

The cast does its stuff to good effect. Coward, as the highly patriotic, business-like master crook, brings all his imperturbable sense of irony and comedy to his role.

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Robert Colvile
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Is there a film - certainly a British film - that delivers a greater infusion of pure joy than The Italian Job?

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Worthy simply for Benny Hill and his love for "big ladies"

Time Out

As a modest fun movie, it works, much helped by deep casting contrasts and a nice sense of absurd proportions.

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TV Guide

The gold is then stashed in a bus, and the predictable chase ensues.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior crime caper that's a little too pleased with itself, but only a little.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Peter Collinson's The Italian Job is an action classic that is a near flawless heist film. What makes this film standout is the great cast of phenomenal… More
Directors Cat
This classic film was ruined 8 years ago by a pointless remake that had nothing to do with the original classic that is The Italian Job (1969). A film that made… More
Daniel Perry
Beautifully shot for its time, The (Original) Italian Job is a wacky caper flick that, for better or for worse, is about 50 per cent driving scenes. There are… More
Conner Rainwater
I'm just not a fan of this at all. It has some good ideas and interesting choices in terms of storytelling, but it's just mostly boring. There's… More
Spencer S.
The Italian Job is one of the most beloved and lauded crime capers in British history, and there are times when this is rightly so. Still, the first hour drags… More
Dean McKenna
This 1969 crime caper boasts the ultimate car chase - with no computer trickery. The long set-up is not spectacular, with dodgy pop songs and quaint, lariat… More