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Video Review: 'Steal Big, Steal Little'

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Steal Big, Steal Little

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
135 minutes
performer:
Alan Arkin, Andy Garcia
director:
Andrew Davis
author:
Andrew Davis
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Read Steal Big, Steal Little‘s box and you’ll be expecting a ”hilarious” farce ”about greed, power, brotherly love.” Surprise! The movie inside is a soggy bit of whimsy about identical twins (one saintly, one scheming, both played by Garcia) who wage a tedious war for control of a sprawling estate. No doubt this theatrical dud was intended as a laid-back, offbeat, character-driven charmer. But as directed by action specialist Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), it’s a shapeless mess, unfolding in unfunny fits and starts for 2 1/4 hours that feel more like forever. C-