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Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Starring two of our most photogenic actors (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek), this "caper" yarn feels overly familiar, like a TV movie made from a favorite long-running show. Two retired thieves trying to make a go of Island living are pulled back in for one last heist.
Of course, everything is way complicated, and very very sexy. Don Cheadle is amusing in his affectations as a social-climbing ganglord, and Woody Harrelson plays an FBI agent who has been chasing Brosnan for too damned many years.
Frankly, it all feels like a live-action Lupin III film, with Harrelson as Zenigata and Brosnan as Lupin, and Hayek as Fujiko. In case those references go over your head, trust me--Lupin would have been more interesting. Give this a "C" for pretty scenery.

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