Taking Pictures
Review by Ross Anthony

Sean Connery (Mac) plays the "James Bond" of the art theft world. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Gin) is the sexy insurance investigator who travels to England after him. But who will entrap who? The film does a good job of keeping us guessing all the way to the end. It's a careful balancing act not unlike the gymnastics Gin shows off as she twists her body through a scattered array of laser light alarms.

As always, Connery is terribly charismatic and I can't deny that he is still handsome in his elder years, but I absolutely don't buy the manipulatively clever Gin falling for him in a sexual way. Fortunately, all the contact we have to witness is a short kiss -- which could have been more effective if only implied.

The film is at its best when entrenched in clever thieving, planning, gadgetry and execution. This it does very well. The film is at its worst in its words; the dialogue dipping into immaturity at more than a few points. All in all, "Entrapment" is a cute/clever, rather TV-esq picture that could have used just a little more heart.

Starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Jon Amiel.
Screenplay by Ron Bass and William Broyles.
Produced by Sean Connery, Michael Hertzberg, and Rhonda Tollefson at 20th Century Fox/Regency/Fountainbridge/Hertzberg.
Rated PG-13.


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