In this remake of the 1968 classic Pierce Brosnan plays the part of Thomas Crown, a billionaire who would rather steal priceless works of art than pay for them.
Pierce Brosnan (Thomas Crown), Rene Russo (Catherine), Denis Leary (McCann), Ben Gazzara (Wallace), Frankie Faison (Det. Paretti), Fritz Weaver (John), Charles Keating (Golchan), Mark Margolis (Heinrich), Faye Dunaway (Psychiatrist).
The Thomas Crown Affair begins well giving us some insight to Crowns’ method of operation along with some character background. At the same time, plot setup is completed and the story is off an running. The next hour or so is spent enjoying the mystery and misdirection of the plot line along with the mild diversion of romance to keep things interesting. The film finally finishes with an appropriate flourish tying up most loose ends in the process.
Acting was good with Brosnan playing well with Russo and generally doing a nice job as Crown. Leary was an enjoyable addition bringing good energy as always. Faison was another nice addition bringing some depth to the film along with Gazzara, Christy, and the remainder of the supporting cast.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were all well done and the film appears to have had a good budget. Physical effects and stunts fit the film well and exhibited good quality. Dialogue was good, representing the meat of the film and moving things along nice. Sound and soundtrack were both good as expected from a higher budget film.
Overall this remake of The Thomas Crown Affair is well done with good technical work and acting. Fans of solid crime dramas or crime thrillers, or those who know the story, should enjoy this one quite a bit.
With some mild sexuality and foul language this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Dramas, Thrillers, Romantic Movies, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers
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