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Italian Job, The (1969) Movie Reviews

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07/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Italian Job (1969) review

A film that focuses on mafia Charlie Croker (Michael Caine). Soundtrack was uplifting, performances solid and cinematography breathtaking. The lack of character build-up, a better antagonist and a cliffhanger conclusions were a few noticeable weaknesses to this action movie with slight humor. Screenplay had some insightful lines like: "It's a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team." and "Camp Freddie, everyone in the *world* is bent!" It however boasts one of the most clever car chases/heists on wheels as the Mini-Coopers have a life on their own which makes you in awe at its capabilities. Though it may not be that enjoyable for repeat viewings, The original Italian Job shows how mafia, gold heists and cars can be a good mix with dark ...

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03/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Italian Job" by Yojimbo

Michael Caine at his most likable stars as a con man who orchestrates a plan to steal $4 million worth of gold from a gridlocked Turin from under the noses of the mafia. Also starring Noel Coward and Benny Hill, featuring red, white and blue mini coopers and a theme song that is still the staple of England football fans, The Italian Job is a British institution and couldn't be more English if the DVDs were made out of recycled spitfires. It's the daddy of the British caper movie and is still quoted by students with alarming regularity whenever they've had one too many Shandy Basses. To be honest, the plot is a little thin by the standards of the modern heist movie and the comedy a little too broad in places, but it has such a knockabout charm and swinging 60s chic it's impossible not to l...

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