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Based on 23 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    What The Thomas Crown Affair has to sell audiences is a fantasy of the life of the super-rich who jet off to Martinique on the spur of the moment, and the super-smart who operate outside the rules. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    McTiernan's film mines what substance it has from its two stars, but is admittedly about keeping up its own appearances. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The remake has a superior caper but less chemistry. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Too expensive for its own good, too chic for comfort. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This new interpretation does few things better than the original, and many things worse. show more

  • 80

    As absorbed as he is with his characters, McTiernan is still able to provide a couple of dazzling set pieces - the sustained opening heist (involving a pun-intended Trojan horse) is a doozy, while the Magritte-inspired, music-fuelled denouement is, well, inspired. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's enjoyable poppycock. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Why remake Norman Jewison's staunchly cool 1968 heist film in such a lackadaisical, uninspired manner? show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A romp of romantic larceny built out of spare parts we've seen in countless other films. show more

  • 75
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Non-cultists should enjoy this engaging and well-acted retread -- a film that develops its own charm as it goes along. show more

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  • Heist (2001)

  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)

  • Entrapment (1999)

  • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

  • Criminal (2004)

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