The Italian Job

{5/5} “There are two kinds of thieves in this world. The ones who steal to enrich their lives, and the ones who steal to define their lives. Don’t be the latter. Makes you miss out on what’s really important in this life.”

A team of thieves pull off a brilliant heist in Venice — $35 million in gold — but they’re betrayed by one of their own. One of the team is killed and the rest are left for dead. But they will do whatever it takes to get their gold back.

The Italian Job was released in 2003. It’s a remake of a movie from 1969. This is my second or third time seeing it.

It’s stylish, clever, and fun — definitely one of my favourite heist movies.

The heist at the beginning and the one at the end are both highly memorable.

The part where Seth Green is imitating Jason Statham’s character is hilarious.

The music by John Powell (Horton Hears a Who!) is one of my favourite action soundtracks. I love the tracks “Opening Titles” and “The Italian Job” but my favourite is “The New Plan.”

Charlize Theron (Prometheus) plays Stella and Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes) plays Charlie. Jason Statham (The Transporter) plays Handsome Rob and Seth Green (the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer) plays Lyle. Mos Def (16 Blocks) plays Left Ear and Edward Norton (Moonrise Kingdom) plays Steve. Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice) plays John.

The movie was directed by F. Gary Gray (The Negotiator).

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One Response to “The Italian Job”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this one again — it’s still brilliant.

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