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The Score

By | 2018-03-21T18:31:32+02:00 January 23rd, 2005|Reviews|

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Date: 2001

Director: Frank Oz

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett

A formulaic bank heist caper is enlivened by the rapport between Marlon Brando (Max) and Robert De Niro (Nick Wells), with an assist from ever-eager Ed Norton (Jack Teller). In Montreal, semi-retired thief Wells is coaxed back into action by troubled mentor and friend (Max) for a major job. It’s Jack’s well-laid plan and he insinuates himself into every move. Nick has his doubts but gets on with it. Overall, director Frank Oz (“Bowfinger,” “The Stepford Wives”) is more interested in character than crime. Brando plays his age with affecting charm; De Niro is quietly suave; Norton flickers schoolboy-like in the middle.

About the Author:

Marcia Yarrow
A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.

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