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Entrapment (1999)

 -  Action | Crime | Romance  -  30 April 1999 (USA)
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An insurance agent is sent by her employer to track down and help capture an art thief.

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Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom? Written by Lordship <lordship@juno.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$97,100,000 (Non-US) (13 August 1999)

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ESP 1,645,901,898 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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During the swiping of the mask, Sean Connery tells Catherine Zeta-Jones that she has only 75 seconds left. In The Great Train Robbery (1978), Connery told Donald Sutherland that he had only 75 seconds to steal a key impression. See more »

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When Gin is stealing the mask, she uses powder to reveal on last laser beam that Mac can't she because she is blocking it. However, if she had actually blown on her powder hard enough to get enough powder off to see the beam, she would have set off the alarms. This would be the case if it would have been normal foundation, however there is no consensus to the fact as it could have been a much lighter, and, therefore, not as likely to set off the alarms powder. See more »

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Walked into the trap
1 May 1999 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

"Entrapment" It's got two handsome stars, a smooth portrayal of stealing, and just a hint of action and romance. Considering that this doesn't end at the prom or a warehouse, this is a breath of fresh air. Director Jon Amiel has a very checkered past, but with "Entrapment", I've never seen him so sure of himself. The film glides effortlessly between some sketchily drawn romantic inclinations to well-executed scenes of training to actually exciting action moments of the heists. It's a nice package.

The film is really about the art, or maybe even the beauty, of stealing. A refreshing idea that hasn't been considered in some time. There is a giddy glee in just watching the thieves use high tech mechanisms to outsmart the systems that house the loot. It's a carefully paced film, so the usual action-payoff-drama-action-payoff-drama form for these types of movies isn't used here. It's entertaining as hell, and the climax holds many thrills.

Like I said before, the two leads are some of the finest looking in the film biz. Sean Connery makes a wonderful choice by playing off his old age. As the character, he seems overwhelmed by Catherine Zeta-Jones. It makes for a few moments of sly comedy. As for Ms. Zeta-Jones, it has been said of her that she takes the best close-up in current motion pictures. "Entrapment" proves that statement time and again. While she does struggle trying to keep down her natural Welsh accent, Zeta-Jones makes for a lively sidekick to Connery, and despite the ballyhooed age difference, they work together just fine.

Despite a lackluster and forced final, "Entrapment" works better than you may think. It's easy to get hung up on the age difference or Connery's hairpiece, but the movie is too much fun to be bothered with such minute details. This is good pre-summer entertainment. I give the filmmakers kudos for keeping the tone light and the suspense on 11.------------ 8


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