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Utterly charming but very dated
on 9 May 2014
Though I do loathe the word 'dated' when describing a movie, I feel that this movie really is that. Everything comes together with such convieance and slapstick comedy that watching How To Steal a Million is nothing more than watching a live cartoon. Jarring also that the film is set in Paris, France yet the people speak with either a cockney accent or an American one, jarring more when you know Audrey Hepburn was fluent in French.
The film still has its charms. Hepburn as per normal delivers well, and Peter O'Toole is very watchable as the cat thief, he excudes charm and grace and the acting overall is very well done. Hugh Griffith steals the movie though, as Hepburn's deceiving father. The title is also rather misleading.
To conclude, it is a fun film with a few good laughs, but it never got out of it's 60s jam.