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The Score

The Score review

Posted : 4 months, 3 weeks ago on 30 November 2013 11:46

Amiable heist flick truly made palpable by the cast. If you didn't know how the film would end by the half-way point, you haven't seen a lot of movies. Still, the narrative was tight and tense. Worth seeing as a good use of your time.

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The Score review

Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago on 25 January 2011 04:02

Great actors, but weak plot. The course of the movie is kinda boring. It was fun to watched, but not so. It was fun to watch, but not so much.

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THE SCORE

Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago on 20 July 2008 08:59

Robert De Niro is on top form as Nick Wells, a professional thief well past his prime who is reluctantly persuaded to do "one last job" robbing Montreal's Customs House of a priceless sceptre which will set him up for life. His associate Max (Marlon Brando) finances the operation and introduces him to Jack Teller (Edward Norton) who is working as a janitor at the Customs House and can provide vital "inside" information. Jack is posing as Brian - a likeable and apparently half witted disabled young man who is not as simple as he seems. The actual robbery sequence is outstanding with many twists and turns as De Niro tries to break into a secure basement with state of the art cameras, closed circuit TV, lasers, iron cages and one of the most burglar proof safes imaginable. It would appear that these are almost impossible odds but this is what makes the film so enjoyable. Edward Norton is amazing as Jack Teller (and Brian) giving a superlative performance and easily holding his own against experienced actors Brando and De Niro. One of the best heist movies in years. Directed by Frank Oz and (uncredited) Robert De Niro. This was Marlon Brando's last film. The part of Nick Wells was originally offered to Michael Douglas who turned it down and Ben Affleck refused the part of Jack Teller.

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The Score review

Posted : 6 years, 6 months ago on 26 October 2007 07:54

It was really good, I guess I was expecting a little bit more, but I'm not disappointed in any way.

The start was a bit slow, it took me a while to get into it. But I think it was when Edward Norton came on it brightened things up a bit and made it more watchable. Its one of those crime movies that is easy to understand, you don't have to think much to know what's going on. Its just straightforward entertainment. An aging thief, Nick [De Niro] is hoping for an easy retirement and settling with the cash he has made so far from his profession. The main reason for this is a girl, who I found really young for him, but somehow he gets with her and she wants him to stop for good. But when Jack [Norton] talks him into doing one last job worth 6 million dollars to him, he regrettably says yes to the deal. So Jack is on the inside where 'The Score' is, having another life as a metal guy named Brian. So the guards are all friends with him, he can easily get into the spot to change the cameras etc. where Nick needs to get to. So they've got it all planned out, they just need to get in and do the job. Simple? You'll have to watch the movie to see the twists and turns along the way.

Ed Norton just completely amazed me with this film. He really is an aspiring actor, he has so much talent that I am just waiting to see from him in other movies. He was extremely clever to ace the role of the retarded guy, Brian, he just played him so well. If I hadn't known him better and if there was no other character, I would think that he was actually like that. He really made the movie a lot, lot better. Robert De Niro again was fantastic also. He was himself, but that was great for his character in this film. Marlon Brando was ..foul. That's the best word to describe it. I'm not a huge fan in case you can't tell, but in this movie he just looked old, sick and ..big? Anyway, no applause for him.

So if you haven't already, (which I don't think many people have seen this movie) you really should see it. Sure, it's not the best, but it's certainly worth watching. If you are a Ed Norton or Robert De Niro fan you will like it even more. If for some really strange reason you hate them, I wouldn't suggest you go and see this anytime soon.

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