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Nick Wells is ready to retire from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, Diane, and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max, his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him. Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules - always work alone and never operate in the city where you live.
PROFANITY: Lots of F-words, 14 S-words, 6 A-words, 20 milder words. SEX/NUDITY: A couple of suggestive sexual scenes but no nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Drinks served in a bar. Someone smokes dope. ACTION: Chase on foot. COMEDY: Quite a bit of humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Generally most people enjoyed "The Score." The biggest complaints were that it was too slow and drawn out. Neither age or gender seemed to make much difference. In every group there were many who enjoyed it very much and a few who didn't care for it at all.
Since so few disliked it, I will recommend "The Score" to those that can tolerate a movie that slowly builds to a great ending. Even if you don't love this movie, you will, at the very least, probably find it somewhat entertaining.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
An entertaining story, but it's awfully slow. It's certainly not a movie to see if you demand high action and a quick pace. "The Score" is more of a psychological thriller, but with few thrills. The ending does add greatly to the films enjoyment. It's suspenseful, with a nice plot twist. I believe most adult moviegoers will find "The Score" enjoyable.
Nick Wells (Robert DeNiro) has had enough. A meticulous, thoroughly
professional and highly successful international thief, Nick is ready to retire
from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, Diane (Angela Bassett), and
focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max (Marlon
Brando), his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him.
Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules - always work
alone and never operate in the city where you live - Max teams him up with
Jackie Teller (Edward Norton). A young, aggressive and talented thief, Jackie
needs Nick's safe-cracking talents to make his first big score: a prize worth
millions locked behind the walls of Montreal's Customs House.
It's a volatile combination in which egos clash and sparks fly, but the
thrill of the heist has a grip on all three men, who won't give up no matter the
risk of capture...or betrayal.