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How to Steal a Million

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Lots of charm, little action in slow-paced heist comedy.

Movie NR 1966 123 minutes
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age 10+

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age 10+

How to Steal a Million Review

This lesser known classic is worth a watch, even if only for Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. The film is shot in lovely locales, and with plenty of talent, but fails to ever deliver on the scope one might hope for. Most of the goings-on happen to go on in a single space, which is a let-down if you are expecting anything more. More than anything, it seems the movie is an excuse to pair two classic stars in an uneventful but somewhat sensational romance. There are anywhere up to eleven kisses involved, and while I like a romance as much as the next person (when tasteful, non-explicit and virtuous…ha ha, rare? Yes…), I felt this was a little overboard. The film also features quite prominently a nude female statuette, as well as an assortment of varied art in the form of sculptures and paintings depicting nudity in degrees of anatomical exactness. If that sort of thing is likely to disturb you or your children, certainly preview it in case.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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HOW TO STEAL A MILLION offers a lot of eye candy in the form of two gorgeous and talented stars it's almost impossible not to fall in love with. They bring an easy charm, and two of the most beautiful pairs of eyes in the history of cinema, to a lightweight, romantic, crime-caper comedy. And guided as they are by William Wyler, one of Hollywood's most-respected directors, expectations run high. But with little action, the wait is sometimes long for something to happen. The solid script provides some genuine laughs, but fails to bring real humanity to the characters and bogs down in extended sequences like walking around thinking or being stuck in a closet. Kids looking for an exciting caper are likely to be disappointed in this movie best saved for those with a real soft spot for old-school glamour.

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