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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.
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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
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.''
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.''
Review Above Average "Only in a movie season as ho-hum as this one would TheScore 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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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.