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At Theaters: 7/13/2001 On Video: 12/11/2001
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 3 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 329918
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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.
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Drama - This is a rather slow paced story that doesn't get exciting until the very end. It will likely only appeal to those who are more interested in character development and outstanding acting.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Robert DeNiro 15 MINUTES, MEN OF HONOR, MEET THE PARENTS
Edward Norton KEEPING THE FAITH, FIGHT CLUB, AMERICAN HISTORY X
Marlon Brando THE BRAVE, DON JUAN DEMARCO
Angela Bassett SUPERNOVA, MUSIC OF THE HEART
Director: Frank Oz BOWFINGER
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About The Production
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Content Heading
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.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Very Good "Just when it seems as if Robert De Niro might have run out of tricks, he finds new ways to grip you. ''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Above Average "The Score proves that a cast with high-wattage names isn't enough. The script needs to be on par with the acting talent, and, at least in this case, it isn't. The Score is let down by the screenwriters. It's worth noting that, with a less prestigious cast, The Score would have been a strong candidate for direct-to-video or direct-to-cable distribution. Based on the script alone, this is not a theatrical quality motion picture.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Very Good "T he Score" is the best pure heist movie in recent years. It assembles three generations of great American actors and puts them to work on a break-in of awesome complexity, and has the patience to build real suspense instead of trying to substitute cheap thrills. "The Score" is not a great movie, but as a classic heist movie, it's solid professionalism.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Above Average "Only in a movie season as ho-hum as this one would The Score be considered the classy, intelligent offering among the pack. Were the stars not of the caliber of Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton and Angela Bassett, the movie would be lackluster indeed, but their turbo-charged performances add intrigue to this sedate action film.''

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Based on an Exit Polling of 178 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
8
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
High
88%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
16
Fairly High
75%
30+Adults (M)
62
High
90%
30+Adults (F)
77
High
91%
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Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.

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