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There is nothing I can say about this classic that hasn't already been said, other than take the opportunity to catch it on the big screen whilst it's currently on re-release for its 30th anniversary - you'll not regret it!
What a smash. A whopper even. Fantasticly enjoyable, endlessly quotable and
terrifyingly realistic. It's the attention to the little details of this
marvelous screenplay that make the movie shine. A film that really can be
viewed again and again.
Caine's charismatic criminal protagonist, Coward's compelling performance as the magnanimous crime magnate and Hill's hilarious rendition of a computer nerd with a fat fetish compliment each other brilliantly with stunning, near shocking effect.
Capturing themes and passions that transcend generations, this film had easily stood the test of time, fending off many challengers for it's elusive title of "funniest British film set in Italy". The dialogue is still razor sharp, the comedy remains ingenious, and the car chases have perhaps only been bettered by "The Blues Brothers".
Some viewers did not find this film to their liking the first time, but I can assure you that if you give it some space and take it with an open mind, then it will prove to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Thank you Martin.
Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill -- brought together for a tour de farce in Italy. A well-paced comedic venture of a gang of would-be crooks who masquerade as soccer fans to make their escape. The ending leaves one teetering on the brink.
This film, fills me with joy every time i watch it. I own the video of The
Italian Job, and have watched it about 20 times!
As I own a Mini myself, I can see the reasons that they were used for the
I have heard rumours that they are re-making the italian job...but are using the VW Beatle!!!! (I shall not be watching the films out of protest!)
The Italian Job is, in my opinion, one of the best films ever made.
The Italian Job is, to put it mildly, the ultimate Cool Britannia movie. Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill and co. are all genuinely funny, and the action sequences are exceptionally memorable. Best of all, it's just great fun. And I haven't even mentioned the cliffhanger ending yet...
I had always heard about this film, but only got to see it recently at Uni.
This really lives up to the hype. It's classically 60's with a distinct
"Britishness" about it. The minis were an inspired touch and after seeing
this I promise you will want one. All that along with "that" line. The
ending is a bit "lock, Stock and two smoking barrels" though...
It sounds trite to say it's an all time fave', but it's true. Very few of the 99 minutes are wasted, the plot perky, the setting, London in the late 60's, by mere definition is FAB.
Michael Caine is brilliant in the lead, and when he's on, there are few better. Both Noel Coward and Benny Hill (yes, kids, Benny Hill) are just about as funny as is humanly possible. Aside from Alfred Molina in Boogie Nights I can't think of more enjoying supporting (limited) roles in film.
And who doesn't like a good caper movie? The crooks a collection of misfits who bungle most every facet of the heist? Grab the microwave popcorn, the dill pickles and sit back.
You're in for a treat with this one.
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I've seen The Italian Job a lot of times and it is one of those movies
you can watch over again without tiring of it.
Charlie Croker is released from prison and plans to do a large robbery involving gold in Turin in Italy. He has the help from Mr Bridger, who is still in prison. Charlie plans to cause a huge traffic jam in Turin to undertake the robbery. After doing the robbery,we see the famous chase with the Mini Coopers through Turin, which are then put on the coach, the gold unloaded from them and the Minis are disposed of down the mountain side, some of them blowing up in the process. Charlie and the gang then celebrate their success until they are hanging on a cliff...
Now to the vehicles in this movie, most of which are wrecked: 2 Jaguars and an Aston Martin are destroyed by Mafia, then you have the 3 Mini Coopers, a Land Rover, a minibus (which Charlie calls a "Doormobile") and the coach, which is a twin front axle Bedford VAL. Not forgetting the van that is destroyed when Charlie says one of the movie's most famous quotes: You're only supposed to blow the bl**** doors off"!
Now to the most excellent cast: a brilliant Michael Caine as Charlie, Noel Coward (his last movie) as Mr Bridger, Benny Hill, Dad's Army's John Le Mesurier, Raf Vallone and Maggie Blye.
The Italian Job is great fun to watch and is certainly a must see.
Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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I spent only a tenner on this film while on my holidays in Portrush,
lets just say it wasn't a waste of money that's for sure!
It's about Charlie Crocker (played by Michael Caine) and Mr. Bridger (played by Noel Coward) who plan a four million dollar heist that Crockers father (who was killed in a car crash) never finished!
The plan was to produce a huge traffic jam in Turin, then make their move, away to Switzerland, through the alps to safety. But an unfortunate accident puts their getaway on hold....
I played the Italian Job video game as a child, it was fast paced and exciting, i was really looking forward to the Getaway Chase, i was disappointed at first (thought it was a bit slow) but it got better as it went on, got more exciting, i was overall pleased with "The Getaway" scene.
So overall, an enjoyable film that any Brit is sure to enjoy!
Charlie Croker, after only a short time outside of prison, takes over
the plans to enact a risky gold heist. Risky, because it must be done
during the day, in the city, and right in front of the police and the
Mob. Added to that, Charlie's friend was done in by the Mob before
could execute the plan. However, that doesn't stop Charlie, nor the
film, from hitting the gas pedal and going of the gold.
The film is not a typical heist movie in that it is very cartoonish. The American remake from 2003 is a lot more gritty (though not being too gritty at all), which brought it down from the sheer excellence of this film. This is pure entertainment - funny, interesting, and with a great third act: the legendary car chase. Taking from the streets, arcades, stairs, tunnels, beaches, highways, and even roof tops (!!!). All played out with a very enjoyable style.
This is an action comedy that deserves place next to Buster Keaton's "The General." The ending is also one of cinema's ultimate cliffhangers. Just not in the way that you might be thinking. 10/10
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