The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)


“Regret is usually a waste of time, as is gloating ” – Thomas Crown

Number of Times Seen – Twice (25 Nov 2001 and 3 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A Federal agent does all she can to try and prove that a wealthy playboy is the mastermind behind some very clever museum heists where valuable paintings mysteriously disappear in plain sight.

My Take on it – Really boring remake that didn’t really need to be made.

Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo come no where near achieving the kinds of performances that Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the original three decades earlier.

The story doesn’t move along very well and the pacing is terrible.

The way that the heist scenes are shot enhance things a bit even-though overall things just aren’t intriguing enough.

The characters aren’t developed very well and they all come across as being far too superficial in everything that transpires.

This makes it even harder to care (or even root for) any of them as the story progresses.

Brosnan and Russo have horrendous chemsitry together and that hurts things even more.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the scene where Thomas Crown is dancing at the party, his tie is untied on his tux and the top buttons unbuttoned. This is because at the time, Pierce Brosnan was under contract to play James Bond, and a rumored stipulation of that contract was that he could not wear a tuxedo in any non-James Bond movies. Additionally, note the tie in this film is white, and as James Bond, he’s usually wearing a black or dark bow tie.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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