Scott Marks 12:30 p.m., July 26
The Thomas Crown Affair
- Rated R | 2 hours, 5 minutes
Needless rehash of a Norman Jewison caper film that was hash already in 1968. Faye Dunaway, the female lead of the original, is thrown a small bone: the nonfunctional role of the hero's therapist. Rene Russo, meanwhile, inherits the demeaning lead role — the intrepid insurance investigator who succumbs to the charms of the "smug son of a bitch" who stole a Monet haystack worth $100 million — with the added and "dramatically justified" ingredient of nudity. Pierce Brosnan, Denis Leary; directed by John McTiernan. 1999.
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