The Score


(out of 5)

Excellent heist film that opens with a deliciously cool mellow pace and effectively tightens the screws for maximum tension in the last third.   is terrific as a tired, ageing thief who wants to get out of the big-take business, retire with his girlfriend (an underused ) and run his gorgeous Montreal jazz club.  is energetic and memorable as the crime ring guru who insists De Niro does one more job before retiring: stealing an ancient royal relic now in custody at the Montreal customs office. Not only is he pushed into doing this job, but De Niro is also faced with taking on a new partner (), who may not be as devoted to the team as he seems. Frank Oz directs with the perfect touch, the photography is absolutely breathtaking and the music (including an appearance by jazz star ) couldn’t be better.

Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, Horseshoe Bay Productions, Lee Rich Productions, Cineartists AG, Lions Gate Films, MP Film Management, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Vierte Beteiligung KC Medien AG & Co. KG

USA/Germany, 2001

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by Kario Salem,

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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