The Italian Job

This not-as-crap-as-you'd-fear rehash of the much-loved '60s caper, with director F Gary Gray ensuring it isn't all just gung-ho car-chase action, throwing in stylish backdrops and a good joke or two for good measure. A shame, then, that the charisma-free Mark Wahlberg leads, and perhaps they should've opted for a fresh title, but a stellar cast including Ed Norton, Charlize Theron and Donald Sutherland can't be all bad. Lively enough.

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This not-as-crap-as-you’d-fear rehash of the much-loved ’60s caper, with director F Gary Gray ensuring it isn’t all just gung-ho car-chase action, throwing in stylish backdrops and a good joke or two for good measure. A shame, then, that the charisma-free Mark Wahlberg leads, and perhaps they should’ve opted for a fresh title, but a stellar cast including Ed Norton, Charlize Theron and Donald Sutherland can’t be all bad. Lively enough.

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