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The Hot Rock

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The Hot Rock

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Zero Mostel, Paul Sand
director:
Peter Yates
author:
11528
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Remember when Robert Redford’s skin didn’t resemble your old wallet? In The Hot Rock, as the attitudinous mastermind of a New York City jewel heist, he’s an early-’70s fashion statement: raggedy jeans, bushy sideburns, bed-head hair. The movie’s location photography looks equally fresh in its original wide-screen format; director Peter Yates (”Bullit”) wisely cuts to some picturesque vista whenever the repartee among fellow thieves George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand, and Zero Mostel gets overly cute.

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