The Thomas Crown Affair
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 19, 1968
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The Norman Jewison film tells a crackerjack story, well-tooled, professionally crafted and fashioned with obvious meticulous care.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

There are a lot of good things.

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Emanuel Levy

Made at the height of Steve McQueen's popularity, this romantic heist thriller contains one of the sexiest scenes in a Hollywood film.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Possibly the most under-plotted, underwritten, over-photographed film of the year.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Surface gloss is what you get in this caper-romance.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A sad product of its times.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Flimsy but great fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie wasn't bad, it was just way too boring, I didn't even watch it all. Some day I'll give it another chance maybe.
Mason Williams
The Thomas Crown Affair is a very good and smart movie from the 60's starring two greats; Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.
Pierluigi Puccini
Nevermind the use and abuse of the so called avant-garde techniques like multiple split screen or neon lights fade out, It simply is a sensous and stylish cross… More
Greg S
A jaded playboy businessman (Steve McQueen) expands into masterminding heists for kicks, and bumps into a sexy tough-cookie insurance adjuster (Faye Dunaway)… More
Veronique Kwak
the 1968 "thomas crown affair" is the prototypical exemplification of 60s style over substance, and it is literily the milestone for the 60s… More
Michael Gildea
The (original) Thomas Crown Affair is more of a time capsule than an actual movie. It stammers around with a dull story, gimmicky split screen shots (which… More