Capsule Review: "The Score"

by Eric Melin on July 13, 2001

in Print Reviews

I had heard that Edward Norton really didn’t want to do this film, but did anyway just for the opportunity to work with Robert Deniro and Marlon Brando. I can see why he had reservations, it’s not a very deep movie, but as far as heist flicks go, it’s a very good one. Brando is big and hammy, Deniro is cold and reserved, and Norton plays the hungry young upstart well. t’s a bit slow, but I appreciated it for its old-fashoined-ness. The story unfolds at a deliberate pace, and the heist itself is very engaging. The ending was a bit obvious, but it didn’t bug me that much.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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