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R| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
Career thief Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) is about to mastermind a nearly impossible theft that will require his joining forces with a clever young accomplice (Edward Norton). The unlikely alliance, arranged by Nick's longtime friend and fence, Max (Marlon Brando), interrupts Nick's plan to retire from crime and settle down with his fiancée, Diane (Angela Bassett). Worse, it requires that Nick violate his most important rule: Always work alone.

Cast: Robert De Niro , Edward Norton , Angela Bassett , Marlon Brando , Gary Farmer , Paul Soles , Cassandra Wilson , Mose Allison

Director: Frank Oz

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Score (2001)

Release Date: August 10th, 2001|2 hr. 3 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • There's more suspense in watching Brando, who has trouble with physical exertion, get on and off a bar stool than the robbery itself. Still, Brando -- his eyes alive with mischief --is the life of the movie. show more

  • This is a solid suspense thriller that's fun. These stars have put it together in a spirit of playfulness -- as in playacting. show more

  • There are explosions, double-crosses and chase sequences, but it just doesn't add up to edge-of-your-seat tension. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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