Thomas Crown Affair, The

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway, Rene Russo, Denis Leary

Directed by: John McTiernan

Produced by: United Artists, Irish DreamTime

Distributed by: MGM-UA

Genre: action/adventure

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Review by Xibo Date seen: September 4, 1999
Viewing Location: Guttenberg Grade: C-
Summary: Rene Russo was miscast.
Pierce Brosnan plays a very rich executive in New York City that pulls off an amazing crime at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The insurance company that covers the painting stolen sends their investigator, played by Rene Russo, to help the police find the thief. Ms. Russo's character then woos Thomas Crown, who is smitten by her good looks and great intelligence. The only problem with this is that Rene Russo appears to be 45-50 years old in the film, older than Pierce Brosnan, and while the director did dress her up in revealing outfits, I found the whole thing very disturbing. I never did understand why he found her so fascinating. So the film fails to be believable. The rest of the film was a bit of a "warmup" for his next James Bond film, which I am eagerly awaiting. 

Review by Carneggy Date seen: April 10, 2000
Viewing Location: Home Grade: C
Summary: Blah
Nothing was really terrible here.. but nothing was really exciting here either. A couple of clever caper maneuvers shown, and the most clever of them all left unexplained as a throwaway to show us how brilliant Crown is. About as 'average' a film as I've seen in months. I didn't mind seeing it, but I wasn't encouraged to ever see it again, either. 

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