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The Thomas Crown Affair

1968
Romance
Drama
1h 42m
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. (imdb)
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The Thomas Crown Affair

1968
Romance
Drama
1h 42m
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Rated 26 Dec 2022
86
83rd
Almost twice as sexy as Pawn Sacrifice. Almost.
Rated 09 Mar 2024
79
37th
Style over substance. Attractive leads, mesmerizing Haskell cinematography (especially the ludicrous chess sequence), cool vehicles and fashion. All in service of a flimsy plot.
Rated 12 Sep 2022
55
29th
This film captures that 60s cool, thanks largely to McQueen and Dunaway, as well its stylistic flourishes. But nothing else really works. However, it's funny to see Austin Powers didn't have to change much in the sexy chess scene.
Rated 15 Aug 2020
55
57th
The biggest problem with The Thomas Crown Affair is that it is inconsistent. Steve McQueen often has nothing to do but look cool. It's Faye Dunaway who shines here in this fun, but very 60's, heist classic.
Rated 13 Mar 2010
1
5th
Crown is your typical American Anti-hero; a rich, self-important, lavish, womanising bastard. His love interest, Vicki is almost the female equivalent; she plays dirty, loves the money and doesn't hesitate to cross moral barriers to gain an (unfair) advantage. They make the perfect screen couple that Hollywood laps up all day long; as if by idolosing them they fill the void of gutless viewers who lack a sense of thrill and fame in their lives. All in all, this film just isn't that great.
Rated 14 Aug 2020
60
23rd
I was profoundly irritated by this film ... by it's pointless split screens, it's cutesy visual tricks, and by Michel Grand's annoying, overy busy score.
Rated 29 Jan 2021
3
42nd
Likeable in some parts but doesn't age well. Definitely not watching the 1999 version or the latest version in the works.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
40
24th
This movie is ok, but is too outdated for me, the shots are weird and the story telling isn't very engaging. On the good side is always nice to see Steve McQueenan and Faye Dunaway
Rated 12 Nov 2013
70
53rd
The chess scene alone is worth your time.
Rated 26 Apr 2015
65
50th
About as 60's as you can get without a beehive hair do and french woman pop-shopping.
Rated 30 May 2015
75
51st
75.000
Rated 08 Jun 2018
60
62nd
Nice style but thin plot.
Rated 25 Dec 2018
70
49th
Fun heist flick. So very late 60's cinema with the jazz score and the multiscreen shots. Bonus points for Dunaway giving a hand job to a chess piece.
Rated 25 Mar 2012
80
74th
Stylish, inventive and entertaining. Compared with the 1999 version, this story is rather simplistic, but it delivers big-time in terms of chemistry, subtlety and attention to detail of language and movement. It's a different beast, one which is more primal than its cerebral imitator. The memorable chess scene epitomises this playful seductiveness, and its juxtaposition with the action man montage sequences is enough to make us forget the slightly banal peripheral characters and story.
Rated 11 Dec 2021
50
51st
okay movie
Rated 22 Jan 2023
64
62nd
A bit uneven at time when they switch from stylised scenes to more idle and flat scenes. The heist in itself and the attempt at trapping Thomas are simple, but the overall movie is novel still. I guess I expected more however.
Rated 23 Feb 2023
80
62nd
Feels like Jewison is laying a path for Soderbergh – more fun to luxuriate in than to become invested in the simple and contrived plotting, but there is much to enjoy here, especially McQueen and Dunaway’s appealing performances (who knew Dunaway of all people would be able to unlock McQueen’s playful side?) It does feel like Jewison doesn’t always have control of his impulses (some scenes whiplash disconcertingly from conventional to jagged and back again), but it’s still a fascinating effort.
Rated 27 Apr 2024
60
36th
He's playing a 34 year old while looking 50 at 38.
Rated 27 Apr 2024
80
50th
Not great cinema, some aspects didn't agree so well, but enjoyable for the leads and the style.
Rated 27 Sep 2009
73
41st
A definate case of style covering up a lack of content but the style is particularly impressive. The regular split screen action is bareable only because it is a novelty and I hope not to see it again soon. A typically flashy and sexy thriller from the 60s. Enjoy it for what it is !!
Rated 22 Feb 2007
60
68th
Director Jewison is clearly having fun: multiscreens, innovative editing and use of music. McQueen is cool, Dunaway is stunning and her character quite modern & independent. It starts strongly with a long heist scene; the sensual chess match is another highlight, but it then goes into autopilot with filler shots in the beach; 2nd heist is basically skipped. It feels longer than 100mins. It's a prime example of 60's cool with two of the biggest stars of the era, but it's not quite a classic.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
75
89th
Excellent film.
Rated 18 Jul 2007
48
35th
Eh.. kinda bored me.. Jewison's an excellent filmmaker and this movie is a stylistic triumph, but all the razzle-dazzle fails to make up for the unexciting (if ambitious) script.
Rated 22 Aug 2007
85
86th
Very Good
Rated 04 Jan 2008
89
92nd
A subtle mix of drama, thriller and romance with the sexiest (now iconic) game of chess you're ever likely to see. Good plot, great characterisation by all involved and some brilliant music to boot. If you're going to watch one version of this film make it this one.
Rated 18 Sep 2008
61
90th
oser af stil
Rated 29 Dec 2008
73
58th
M: 75/100 S 70/100 Mike: Sassy antihero battle of the sexes. Sophia: what Mike said.
Rated 30 Jan 2009
65
29th
Typical 60s fare. All style and no substance. And that Abel Gance split-screen stuff...forget about it.
Rated 22 Jun 2012
80
74th
mcqueen beats brosnan any day of the week, and this movie is easily better than the remake, but it's still only a good one time watch.
Rated 30 Nov 2009
90
83rd
Amazing cinematography, and excellent costumes.
Rated 28 Jul 2010
60
44th
Entertaining and sharp, featuring a good Steve McQueen and a bunch of great scenes (the robbery, the chess game).
Rated 08 Sep 2010
51
29th
Dnf-60 min
Rated 07 Jan 2011
72
48th
71.625
Rated 17 Jan 2011
50
28th
- worth experiencing
Rated 26 Apr 2011
21
9th
Horribleness. Admittedly the first fifteen minutes had me but then I struggled to make it to the end. Like every Faye Dunaway vehicle, it suffers from having Faye Dunaway in it. Steve McQueen is a snarky bastard but doesn't pull off brilliant business tycoon too well. And the "shocking twist" of an ending! Seriously???? WTH??? One of the few cases of the remake trumping the original.
Rated 13 Dec 2011
86
91st
This is another example of how Steve McQueen is the King of Cool. McQueen and Faye Dunaway work well together as two people on the opposite sides of the law. This is a very entertaining, fun movie.
Rated 21 Jan 2007
80
52nd
Much more slow-paced than the remake, and the split screen is perhaps the most annoying thing ever invented for this movie. A rare case of the remake being better than the original.

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