By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:09 AM EDT

The Score

B+
type
  • Movie

Episode Recaps

A sturdily old-fashioned heist thriller that looks like a masterpiece of sheer competence next to the slovenly action-fantasy-F/X grab bags that have been passing for summer entertainment. Robert De Niro, gripping in his terse caution, is the veteran safecracker who agrees to team up with a brilliant and arrogant young thief (Edward Norton) for one Last Big Score. The movie offers the pleasure of seeing a master plan flawlessly executed as well as the equal and opposite pleasure of watching that plan go up in smoke. As De Niro’s fence and comrade, Marlon Brando does a cross between Truman Capote and a very lordly elf.

The Score

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 124 minutes
director
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