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2.0 out of 5 stars They don't make films like this any more........ thank goodness, 22 April 2008
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This review is from: The Italian Job [DVD] [1969] (DVD)
This is harmless enough stuff, I suppose, but what may have been electrifying in 1969 isn't anything like so exciting today, and apart from the famous sequences of the Minis doing their stuff in Turin, this is a rather tedious film, with an ending that is, frankly, a cynical cop-out. Fans of Michael Caine will love it, no doubt, and aging petrolheads everywhere are given a wonderful opportunity to wallow in car nostalgia. Unfortunately, though, the film's weaknesses greatly outweigh its strengths. As nearly always, Michael Caine does no real acting at all, but is simply Michael Caine. Noel Coward's cameo contribution is splendid but all too short. Benny Hill makes a fleeting appearance but is far below par. Apart from the car stunts, the direction is uninspired and by present-day standards a little too indifferent about the provision of quality - but we are of course talking about the Britain of the late 1960s. These days, the only real value of The Italian Job is to remind us of the huge amount of progress that British film-making has made over the last forty years. They don't make films like this any more, and thank goodness for that.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2013 12:13:05 BDT
Mr. Mungo says:
No, "...They don't make films like this any more..." because they haven't got the imagination.
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