Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 25
    A triumph for the machines, more proof that we do indeed live in the Matrix.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 60
  2. Negative: 5 out of 60
  1. Feb 20, 2013
    Entertaining movie about safe cracking and pulling off daring heists. However, it becomes hard to suspend disbelief as the characters seem to have an answer for everything. Rather than depicting actual (or semi-plausible) solutions, everything seems to work as if though magic was involved. The explanations given are non-sensical most of the time and even to someone without any knowledge on the given fields they will sound like pure Hollywood nonsense. This is a sure sign of lazy writing which is too bad because if the film had taken the whole sbuject of safe cracking a little more seriously it would have probably scored a little higher overall. The protagonist's hench man also seemed a bit too happy to do whatever they were told, they should have given these characters more of a free will. I deemed these points rather annoying but the solid acting and constant action made me want to sit it out. The thing I remember most about watching this movie was its horrible techno soundtrack which just screamed for attention during scenes that really weren't as exciting as the soundtrack would make you believe. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    That's a good example of what the thrillers of that genre should looks like.Great acting performances,great story and awesome action scenes.This movie is just one of the best(in this genre). Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2014
    The Italian Job has incessant action scenes plus a first rate cast. The movie is a remake but when remakes are better than the original, there are no complaints. This remake topped the original in every cinematic area. Full Review »