HOW DO YOU GET THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING?
This longish but romantic remake of the elegant 1968 Norman Jewison caper succeeds in preserving the flair of the original. Admittedly, there is none of the technical playfulness that made Jewison’s film fun to watch, but the suggestive, unpredictable taunting between the insurance agent (Rene Russo) and the millionaire (Pierce Brosnan) who stole a priceless Monet from a museum, makes up for that. Brosnan is a perfect gentleman (he’s had plenty of onscreen training for that challenge) and Russo should convince anyone in the audience of the fact that a woman who’s reached a certain age is far from a withered flower.
1999-U.S. 112 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John McTiernan. Music: Bill Conti. Cast: Pierce Brosnan (Thomas Crown), Rene Russo (Catherine Banning), Denis Leary (Michael McCann), Ben Gazzara, Frankie Faison, Fritz Weaver… Faye Dunaway.
Trivia: Co-produced by Brosnan.