Release Year: 2007
Starring: Michael Caine, Demi Moore, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland, Jonathan Aris
Directed by: Michael Radford
Written by: Edward Anderson
IMDB: 6.9 (3,441 votes)
RT: 59% (66 reviews)
Metacritic: 57 (21 reviews)

Another caper movie, but this time with better quality actor and actress Michael Caine and Demi Moore. Set in London in the 1960s, this movie tells a simple story of revenge. The plot was so simple that I believe I like the movie only because there was Michael Caine in it.

As usual, Caine delivered a remarkable performance. I never feel bored watching his movies and fortunately, his pairing in the movie, Demi Moore, also acted well. Laura Quinn was a somewhat frustrated female executive trying to push her way through the top management of London Diamond Corporation. Her hard efforts only met repeated failures and finally she was offered to participate in a scheme to “punish” Lon Di. Mr. Hobbs, the janitor of the corporation devised a scheme to steal the diamonds from the Lon Di’s vault and with the help of Laura both managed to empty the entire vault.

Despite its title, the movie was not without flaws. Perhaps the biggest weakness of the movie was in its simple plot. If it weren’t because of Caine and Moore, this movie would be a definite crap. Another poor scene was that element of luck when Mr. Hobbs managed to sneak into the vault. At that time, the original plan was actually ruined, but lady luck seemed to have smiled to Mr. Hobbs. I hate it when the lead role’s ass was saved by mere luck.

Overall, the plot’s weakness and great play by Caine and Moore made this movie rather tricky to evaluate, but I would give it a 6.5 simply for the masterful performance by Caine. Not his best performance, though, but this one’s enjoyable enough.