The world's best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist - he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum, and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives! Written by
The same Monet painting - Woman with Parasol , is used in the film The Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Bronson. See more »
John Travolta's character Raymond Cutter is supposed to have a Boston accent which isn't very believable when he does it and he also goes in and out of it through the movie. See more »
I just never see you guys hug, or say you love each other.
Yeah, well I don't do that. But he knows.
I didn't tell your grandmother either. But she knew. Why? Because words don't mean shit in this world, Will. It's what a person does for you that counts.
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slow start but the pace does pick up , there are some nice touches and the characters do stir emotion and feeling travolta uses his skills well to say few words bt the long silences speak volumes if ur willing to listen! .i guess he is using his own experience of loosing a son to convey the mood that would accompany such a tragic process for a parent and child .plummer also plays his part as the long suffering yet slightly irreverent father to travolta .tye sheridan is also well capable in his role as Will ,conveying adolescence and a heavy burden. Jennifer Ehle plays her character brilliantly as a disconnected drug addict mother reluctant to resolve her past. The film is also sensitive to the beauty of art and at the same time i guess the suffering that has accompanied some real artists whom have left us with a moment in history The recipe of differing themes is well portrayed and nicely and sensitively edited .as long as expectations are kept reasonable, as no mind blowing car chases occur or fantasy special effects then this film is worth your time imo and may even stimulate a tear or two and the ending although fairly predicable is a nice conclusion and not over cooked im sure but could be wrong that this Monet was or is in the cardiff museum in wales ?
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