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  • Thriller
  • Crime/detective
  • 2001
  • Frank Oz
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime thriller starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Marlon Brando. Master thief and jazz club-owner Nick wants to retire and go straight but his partner Max talks him into one last job, the robbery of the Montreal Customs House. But can Nick work together with Max's arrogant young prodigy "Jackie"? And is everyone playing it completely by the book?

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Arguably the three finest screen actors of their respective generations - Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton - combine to flesh out what might have been a bog-standard one-last-job heist movie were it not for two things: one, it's set in Montreal (and not the familiar, over-used cities of Chicago or LA); two, hardly any computer hardware is on display when the attempted heist of a priceless sceptre from Montreal's Customs House takes place. Brando is bizarrely compelling as the camp Max Baron, De Niro is stoic as club owner Nick, operating here in a low gear, while Norton walks away with the film as the arrogant young turk Jackie. It's slow but rewarding, and only the lack of an expected final twist lets the whole thing down.

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Credits

Cast

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Nick WellsRobert De Niro
Jack "Jackie" Teller / BrianEdward Norton
Max BaronMarlon Brando
DianeAngela Bassett
BurtGary Farmer
StevenJamie Harrold
DannyPaul Soles
Jean-ClaudeMartin Drainville

Crew

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DirectorFrank Oz

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pathé
Released on
2001-09-28
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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