Entrapment (1999) / Thriller-Action
MPAA Rated: PG-13 for some language, sensuality, violence and drug content
Running Time: 113 min.
Cast: Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ving Rhames, Will Patton, Maury Chaykin
Director: Jon Amiel
Screenplay: Ron Bass, William Broyles
Review published October 30, 1999
An insurance agent sent to catch a wily master-thief with his hand in the cookie jar proposes a plot to steal a valuable mask, insisting that she be able to come along. The thief is skeptical but trains her rigorously, while never quite being sure which side she is playing for. He'd better figure it out, since she also wants him to get involved in a plot to skim about $8 billion dollars from the world market.
ENTRAPMENT is an old-fashioned caper given glossy and modern treatment, and while nothing special, does manage to deliver enough entertainment to deem it worthwhile viewing. Connery and Zeta-Jones are very watchable, and are probably the main reason why the film works somewhat. There are a few twists and turns along the way, none of it very convincing, but the entire premise is so ludicrous that by the time the twist ending is introduced, it seems to fit. Rather forgettable, but enjoyable enough as a time-killer.
©1999 Vince Leo