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Plot: A romantic comedy with action and suspense. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels. Despite a continuous exchange of quips they eventually become romantically involved.
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|5.6/10 Votes: 1,285
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|58/100 | MetaCritic
|N/A Votes: 27 Popularity: 2.515 | TMDB
Cat burglar Jack Rhodes (Burt Reynolds) is at a high class party to steal jewels only to be scooped by Gillian Bromley (Lesley-Anne Down). He is immediately taken with her. He recruits her into his gang for a big job. She is actually a secret informer sent by Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Cyril Willis (David Niven).
Burt is trying to get by with his natural charms. It works to some extent but this movie is doomed from the start. Gillian working for Cyril should have been revealed much later. Gillian revealing that to Jack is even more problematic. One of the bad results is the lack of caper planning. That’s one of the joys of a caper movie. The characters have fun planning and setting it all up. Instead, we’re left with only Burt and Lesley frolicking and doing next to nothing. Any fun with the beginning gets slowly drained away. Another result from the lack of planning fun is not following the caper. First it’s a plane chase and then it’s a car chase. I don’t think the caper actually makes sense and the final twist makes it complete non-sense. All that is left is an extremely charming Burt Reynolds.
Around the world in 100 snores… oops I mean minutes.
Gorgeous to look at but emotionally empty, this caper comedy has good-looking stars in Burt Reynolds and Lesley Ann Downe, but little action until the end. Like the map of where this takes place, this film goes all over the place and its story of two jewel thieves, with one (Downe) being payed by agent David Niven to get the goods on Reynolds in order to drop the previous charges against her. Beating the daughter of a political bigwig, she’s forced to agree but their affair becomes too hot, making her reluctant to betray him.
With so many other Caper films that were too good compared to this, the weakness of this film and its lack of consistency becomes too obviousfar too fast. In order to have a really good film, not only do you need great stars with great chemistry (which they do have) but a clear-cut story and direction that doesn’t look like the road map that all of the participants in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” took.
There are also far too many incidental characters that gets the film further off track, including Nazi criminals that have their own plane with the schwasticker on it. Apparently, trouble in pre-production got the script all messed up, and with producer David Merrick too busy on Broadway and several different directors involved, that led to a messy post production which ultimately leads to the film being as flawed as it is. Still, it’s a passable time filler, and the three stars (basically playing themselves) eating it greatly thanks to their charm.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Director Don Siegel, Peter R. Hunt, Robert Ellis Miller
Writer Larry Gelbart, Derek Lambert
Actors Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Movielab, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,040 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm