Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
TOP 100 MOVIES in 2003!
THE ITALIAN JOB, 2003
A list director F Gary Gray teams up with an all star cast to re make the original British caper film. Wahlberg had the uneasy task of filling the shoes previously worn by Michael Caine as the lead Charlie Croker. With remakes things will change; like character names, plots but the biggest change especially with heist films the technology gets ramped up tenfold. Before we dive in too deep, letís meet the team; Charlie Leader and mastermind), Handsome Rob (wheel man), Steve (public relations)Lyle (computers and software) & Left ear ( demolitions & explosives). Now that weíre all acquainted, letís go to work.
The Film opens with John Bridger ( Sutherland) in a jewelry store in Venice , after making a sizable purchase he phones his daughter Stella (Theron) as a bit of a pre job ritual. With the team in place they meticulously place a few small explosives in an apartment containing a safe worth $30 million in gold. The safe falls through the floors and right into their hands, through a quiet export of the gold and a noisy decoy, they get off Scott free and $30 Million richer. After the heist of a life time, they take a moment to celebrate, and in that instant they are double crossed and left for dead except for Bridger who is actually shot and murdered.
A Year later Stella is a pro safe cracker for the Philadelphia police department, and the team is back together. They track down their ex partner and decide to get their revenge by taking their gold back. To do so they have to execute an even bigger heist than the one that got them the gold in the first place.
CLICK HERE and watch 2009 MOVIES FOR FREE!
I also thought this was the perfect cast; they were all very likeable and had great chemistry. Some of the funniest scenes were with Statham, Green and Mos Def. The film was very light hearted and didnít take itself too seriously, which allowed for such great comedic situations and ongoing jokes.
The film was a critical and commercial success; grossing $ 176 million with a $62 million budget it doubled that and then some. It averaged a 6.9/10 on IMDB and 73% on rotten tomatoes. Roger Ebert gave it ĺ stars. It gained a pretty good score card amongst fans and critics alike. There has even been a sequel in the works for years. ďThe Brazilian Jobí has been in the works since 2004 but has been delayed but all of the cast and Gray would like to return itís just a matter of the perfect script and scheduling.
I really liked this film, it is one of the better summer block busterís out there and a great re make. It gave credit to the original and didnít try to re make it completely, more to pay homage and I respect them for that.