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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Robert De Niro
Edward Norton
Marlon Brando
Angela Bassett
Directors
Frank Oz
Screenwriters
Kario Salem
Lem Dobbs
Scott Marshall Smith
Running Time
123 minutes

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Plot
Ageing burglar Nick is cajoled into cracking one last safe by his eccentric middleman, Max, to steal a priceless sceptre. This time, though, the heist will break Nick’s cardinal rules by taking place on his own turf and involving a young partner in Jack. As the intricate robbery unfurls, it becomes clear that betrayal goes both ways.


Verdict
With this kind of billing, you’re hardly going to get Dude, Where’s My Safe? But the incredible potential has been squandered on something depressingly precise, reliable and unambitious. Like a Volvo.


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