Rough Cut

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There are a few extreme auteurists who claim that everything Siegel shoots is wonderful, but some of his more recent efforts have been frankly disappointing, few more so than this glossy, shallow comic heist movie. Down and Reynolds are rival jewel thieves, half prepared to help, half to betray each other, as Niven of the Yard tries to bag Reynolds by using the kleptomaniac Down as bait. The whole thing is incredibly anonymous, jokey without wit, and spattered with pointless movie references (to Hitchcock in particular). And to make matters worse, the Ellington tunes on the soundtrack have been turned into pure muzak by Nelson Riddle.

Release details

Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Donald Siegel
Screenwriter: Francis Burns Larry Gelbart
Cast: Burt Reynolds
Lesley-Anne Down
David Niven
Timothy West
Patrick Magee
Al Matthews
Susan Littler
Joss Ackland
Isobel Dean
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