I almost forgot why I put The Score on my to-watch list. I had mentioned to a former manager of mine about the acting talent of Edward Norton and he mentioned this movie. I also found it neat that it also stars Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando. They both played Vito Corleone in The Godfather film series just at different ages of the character. Apparently this movie was the only time both men shared screen time together.
The film is mainly about Nick Wells, a master thief who doesn’t try to hurt or murder anyone during a mission. He just wants his “prize” and takes every careful step to acquire what he’s after. His “boss” of sorts is the aging Max, who offers Nick one last big heist so Nick can retire.
The target is in Canada, as a priceless sceptre from French royal history had been hidden in a piano leg and attempted to be smuggled in the United States. It ended up being stuck inside a high security facility with more guards and cameras to make any man sweat with fear.
Nick’s “partner” in the job is Jack Teller. Nick already hates Jack for being reckless and stupid. But Jack has been pretending to be a mentally challenged janitor at the facility to gain a chance to steal the sceptre. If Nick wants the heist to be a success, he’s going to need Jack the entire time.
Overall I found The Score to be an enjoyable film. I don’t really get excited by stories about heists but it was interesting although a bit predictable. While the film didn’t really walk away with any notable accolades, all three of its most famous actors do well here.