Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Connery and Zeta-Jones not only look great together, they work well together.
  2. Combine two stars of this wattage with a lot of techno-talk and elaborate heist plotting and you get plenty of good reasons to pay attention.
  3. 75
    The very embodiment of a star vehicle: a movie with a preposterous plot, exotic locations, absurd action sequences, and so much chemistry between attractive actors that we don't care.
  4. 70
    It's the kind of film Hollywood doesn't make any more, and a pleasant retro diversion.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Preposterous whimsy that sort of gets by thanks to lustrous settings, slick production values and, especially, its ultra-attractive stars.
  6. There's your intrigue. There's your romance. There's your x factor, by which I mean your willingness to give two appealing stars an incredible break throughout most of the major obstacles between them and a successful robbery.
  7. It's the romantic sparring with Catherine Zeta-Jones as another glamorous thief -- not the unsuspenseful heists -- that makes this silly thriller lightly bearable.
  8. 60
    It's too bad that the glamour wears off about halfway through Entrapment, when it stops being a movie about art heists and starts being one about stealing (ho-hum) money.
  9. 60
    Entrapment is ostensibly some sort of action film, but perhaps out of deference to its sleepwalking star, it moves slowly and contains very little actual action.
  10. While the film glistens a bit now and again, a closer look reveals you've been diverted not by a diamond but by a genuine synthetic zircon.
  11. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    With its featherweight premise, casually amoral heroes, and exotic locales, it conjures up an era (the '60s and '70s) when twisty, romantic heist pictures were routinely ground out as tax shelters.
  12. 60
    Even the most ardent fans of the natural-born Bond are more apt to be shaken than stirred by the 68-year-old's implausible feats in this inert romantic adventure.
  13. Reviewed by: Doug Brod
    This is one sexy and satisfyingly twisty dance.
  14. A wildly expensive movie full of computers, nonsense and violence, a film where wit, romance, elegance -- everything -- is sacrificed on the altar of giganticism, cliche and over-the-top action.
  15. Entrapment is an adventure movie without two brain cells to rub together.
  16. 50
    A script that, at its best, is inconsistent, and, at its worst, is laughably implausible and riddled with obvious flaws.
  17. It is strangely paced (especially in the beginning), always confusing to follow, and extremely awkward as a romance.
  18. Reviewed by: Hal Hinson
    There is not even the slightest trace of freshness or originality in either the script -- which was written by Ron Bass and William Broyles from a story by Michael Hertzberg and Ron Bass -- or in Amiel's stodgy direction.
  19. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    The stars have zero chemistry and the movie is none too thrilling.
  20. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Entrapment ambles lazily through its set-up and features only one (admittedly impressive) stretch of white-knuckle daredevilry as our heroes dangle off the tallest building in the world (which is in Kuala Lumpur, incidentally).
  21. 40
    The only decent actors in Entrapment are high-tech tools of global robbery.
  22. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    The stars lack any sort of chemistry, which is too bad, since the script, by the always unreliable Ron Bass (with William Broyles), is intended as a romantic cat-and-mouse fantasy.
  23. The film doesn't work, it ain't charming.
  24. If it's a good heist movie you're after, there are surely better ways to go than with this limp caper.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    A nice, fun movie...I would give it a 6.5 but there is no that chance, so I guess I will put a 7 (better than a 6). I loved seeing KatherineA nice, fun movie...I would give it a 6.5 but there is no that chance, so I guess I will put a 7 (better than a 6). I loved seeing Katherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery together. A good mix, and worked well! Good for a relaxing afternoon! Full Review »
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    A film that I considered my all-time favourite for years (which may be a little out-dated now) it has the stunning, British-representing mainA film that I considered my all-time favourite for years (which may be a little out-dated now) it has the stunning, British-representing main cast of Zeta-Jones and Connery. Their on-screen chemistry is not the most fantastic ever but in the context of the film it works well, the sort of hard-to-get to-and-fro play-by-play. I think the films story is great, a film does not have to contain explosions every few minutes to keep my attention, especially if it is one like Entrapment, that has a crime thriller element. In all, a well rounded movie, it has its downfalls but so does every other. Still enjoyable over 10 years on. Full Review »
  3. ChristophA.
    May 7, 2007
    I like the film very much. The contrast between love and Thriller is very exited. I like to watch the film everytime it's on TV.