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Sunday, June 08, 2003
NOT A JOB WELL DONE

I saw The Italian Job last night. The word in the pews is that actor Mark Wahlberg has become quite the serious Catholic, and I like to support our own. I also like a good heist movie. Oh well. The only good heist here is the one perpretrated on the audience. The film is refreshingly free of sex and crass language, and there are only a couple of moments of violence. I don't want to spend more time reviewing this movie than the filmmakers spent thinking through this story, (and I think I'm pushing up against that ceiling already...), so let me just say that The Italian Job wasn't as good a heist film as was Oceans 11. And Oceans 11wasn't that good a film.