Hey loyal readers, 3D is back once again to give you your weekly movie recommendation. This month I’ve been recommending heist movies. In keeping with that theme, this week I’m advising you to give “The Score” a try.
Like many of the heist films I’ve been recommending, I was first drawn to this film because of its cast. It features Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, and Angela Bassett. They are all great actors who turn in wonderful performances as usual, but the stand out here is definitely Norton.
In the film De Niro is the veteran thief on the verge of retirement. Norton comes along as the young upstart who convinces him to do one last job. For his part of the con, Norton disguises himself as a mentally disabled man, and it is fascinating to watch him play a character who is playing a person like this.
Of course, as with all heist films, things don’t go according to plan, complications ensue and the best part is figuring out how our heroes are going to get the best of the situation. This film was really overlooked when it came out, so I hope people will give “The Score” a chance now.