Robert DeNiro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett
Special edition widescreen; closed caption; audio commentary by director Frank Oz and director of photography Rob Hahn; documentary "Making the Score"; additional footage; theatrical trailer.
|A heist movie should never poke along, but that's what hampers the set-up to the first thriller from Frank Oz, a director known for light comedies such as "In and Out." It's left to a superlative cast, not your run-of-the-millimeter performers, and a tense last act, concerning the execution and aftermath of a major robbery, to salvage the project. The estimable young actor Edward Norton ("Fight Club") holds his own as an unpredictable criminal accomplice. But it's Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando, two of the most magnetic stars in Hollywood history playing opposite each other for the first time, who demand attention. De Niro is a veteran thief, ready to retire and run his own jazz club; Brando is the corpulent high-roller who convinces the thief to take on a final job. They were both in "The Godfather" saga, but played the same character, Vito Corleone, at different times in his life. Here, they face off in scenes that crackle from the sheer power of the talent involved. With Angela Bassett as De Niro's love interest.|