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The Score

action & adventure, comedy, drama, thrillers


An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    73%
  • Audience Score
    67%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    73%
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  • Audience

    67%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A spiritless, unimaginative exercise in professionalism for its own sake.

- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, July 13, 2001

Rotten: Manages to waste a prestigious cast on a tediously long-winded caper plot.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, July 20, 2001

Fresh: A solid suspense thriller that's fun.

- Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, July 13, 2001

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Three generations of acting giants and a great director fail miserably in this generic caper film.

- fb1664868775, Saturday, November 24, 2012

3 stars

You'd think that with this being a heist film that features Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Marlon Brando (in his final film role), that it would be 8 million kinds of awesome. Instead, it's merely somewhat better than average. The set up is a typical one: veteran longing to get out of the business is wrangled into pulling one last job with an ambitious and arrogant rookie looking to really make a name for himself. The take is a very profitable one, but of course there are complications, namely egos. With Frank Oz at the helm I alos expected this to have been executd better, or at least have a stronger variation on an old theme. What we get instead though is a more low key and underplayed film. I sort of liked that, but at the same time, it didn't really take the time to deliver something special. I will say that the heist centerpiece is well done, and yes, the performances are good (the best thing about it), but that's about it. If the film didn't have the talent behind it, this would be really forgettable. See it if you want, but don't expect a masterpiece.

- cosmo313, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

3 stars

This old-style caper thriller is good that gets its juice from strong characterisations and intricate plotting rather than dumb twists and mindless explosions.

- deano, Sunday, January 27, 2008