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      The Hot Rock

      PG Released Jan 26, 1972 1h 45m Comedy List
      78% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 69% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A man and his brother-in-law plan to steal a priceless diamond from the Brooklyn Museum. Helped by an expert getaway man and an explosives wizard, the daring duo steal the gem with a little assistance from bombs, a faked car crash and a little dressing up as uniformed guards and doctors. However, almost as soon as they get their hands on the loot and prepare to transfer it to an African diplomat, they lose it. Read More Read Less
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      Smart direction and an outstanding ensemble cast help enliven The Hot Rock's relatively standard plot, making this heist caper worthy of stealing your time.

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      Perry Stewart Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com "The Hot Rock" may be Robbery Movie No. 345. But there's as much fun as familiarity in it. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review John Weisman Detroit Free Press It's a great action film and a blissfully funny one, too. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review William B. Collins Philadelphia Inquirer A crazily funny show with satisfying measures of wit and ingenuity in cunning combination. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Candice Russell Miami Herald An exhilarating conclusion leaves us smiling... Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Stanley Eichelbaum San Francisco Examiner What "The Hot Rock" lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in lively and engaging fun. Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Tom Hutchinson Radio Times This caper movie is not without its flaws, but it boasts a sense of finesse and fun that other films in the genre sadly lack. Rated: 3/5 Jun 23, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      William E One of the most inexplicably underrated films of all time - and a favourite of my late father. Screenplay from William Goldman, who wrote Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Marathon Man and The Princess Bride. Afghanistan Bananastan. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review Warboy 2 I saw this movie as a kid and much later as an adult, both times I loved it. Quirky caper with some great scenes and great plot. I'll definitely watch it again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Shioka O Better watch just for fun Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/05/22 Full Review delysid d this is a good one with robert redford Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/06/22 Full Review Audience Member Very entertaining film with a terrific A list cast. A classic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review jon c Didn't find this the slightest bit interesting Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man and his brother-in-law plan to steal a priceless diamond from the Brooklyn Museum. Helped by an expert getaway man and an explosives wizard, the daring duo steal the gem with a little assistance from bombs, a faked car crash and a little dressing up as uniformed guards and doctors. However, almost as soon as they get their hands on the loot and prepare to transfer it to an African diplomat, they lose it.
      Director
      Peter Yates
      Producer
      Hal Landers, Bobby Roberts
      Screenwriter
      William Goldman
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Landers-Roberts Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 26, 1972, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 11, 2004
      Runtime
      1h 45m