The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Less giddy and more cohesive than the original, the film doesn't waste time, plunging almost directly into a spectacular heist.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The best car commercial ever, an absolute triumph of product placement, and great fun as a movie in the bargain.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Norton is unapologetic and unflappable in his part. Slimy and vaguely nerdy, he's become the thinking man's thug, even if this character's Armani-wear is better tailored than his psychology.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is pure entertainment but smart entertainment, plotted and executed with invention and humor and acted by a winning cast radiating good-movie energy.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Zooms along with confidence, smarts, and some of the coolest car chases this side of the Indy 500.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is just the movie for two hours of mindless escapism on a relatively skilled professional level.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There's a fair amount of filler in The Italian Job, but it all boils down to the big heist, which has been staged as if it were Fort Knox being robbed by Evel Knievel.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A slicker, faster-paced, high-tech upgrade that lifts the sprightly spirit and the main action set piece from the original while developing its own twists and a new ending that, though a bit too pat and eager to please, is a vast improvement.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Do yourself a favor and resist The Italian Job, a lazy and in-name-only remake of 1969's G-rated Michael Caine heist pic.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A triumph for the machines, more proof that we do indeed live in the Matrix.
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68 out of 100
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