Crime Spree (2003)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B

France/USA/Canada/United Kingdom2003.  GFT Entertainment, Studio Eight Productions, Vision View Entertainment.  Screenplay by Brad Mirman.  Cinematography by , , .  Produced by , , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Messy garbage directed and written by Brad Mirman, scribe of that classic Madonna thriller Body Of Evidence.   Gerard Depardieu and pals are bumbling thieves who have screwed up their last heist, according to boss .  He gives them one last chance to prove themselves, sending them to the United States to rob a rich couple of their jewels, only when the group get there they discover that it isn’t jewelry in the safe and the home doesn’t belong to a couple. It actually belongs to the head of the Chicago mafia (Harvey Keitel), and they’ve been set up to be part of a complicated take-down that involves the FBI. There’s a really clever plot hiding behind all the machinery, but for the most part it’s flat in appearance (the whole thing looks like it was shot on a rainy day) and clumsy in execution, though the actors do their best with the script.

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