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The Score

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The Score

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
124 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/13/01
performer:
Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela Bassett, Marlon Brando, Gary Farmer, Andrew Walker
director:
Robert De Niro, Frank Oz
Producers:
Eagle Point Production, Horseshoe Bay Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Paramount Pictures
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
69390
genre:
ActionAdventure, Drama

We gave it a B+

In The Score, a hard-boiled heist movie that stars Robert De Niro as a brooding master thief and Marlon Brando as a cagey old fence, the scene-stealer is Edward Norton, who plays a brash hotshot trying to outshine his partners in crime. Since his character spends half the movie posing as a simpleminded janitor while casing the joint they’re planning to rob, Norton is, in effect, giving a virtuoso dual-role performance. But ultimately the main attraction is the caper itself, which unfolds during a rivetingly suspenseful 38-minute climax. A smart thriller for grown-ups? What a quaint concept.

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