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Parents' Guide to

The Thomas Crown Affair

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Glossy remake about art thief has sex, nudity, cursing.

Movie R 1999 113 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Classic late 1990s Thriller meets RomCom

This is a film about imperfect people who are a perfect match. Rene Russo is a confident, sexual woman. Thomas Crown is a self-involved billionaire who is interesting, but also a little undeveloped. The story involves a charming game of cat and mouse with high quality touches throughout. The art and beach getaway are an added bonus in the story line. The movie a great watch and I would highly recommend if you don't get annoyed with sex and some wealthy self-indulgence.
age 17+

A Stylish And Mysterious drama

Great chemistry between the lead cast. Lovely locations.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is the movie equivalent of a beach book, a glossy story about beautiful, wealthy people that not only doesn't require much thinking but actually repels it. Think too much, and you'll miss the slight but real pleasures of this remake of the 1968 version starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.

Dunaway appears briefly in this remake as Crown's therapist, to let us know that all of this is just acting out due to his fear of -- guess what -- intimacy. That is just one example of the movie's biggest failure: More clever than smart, it tells us instead of showing us such major points as the main characters' fear of trusting someone else and the fact that they find each other uniquely not boring. But we are willing to let movies like this one carry us along in exchange for some steamy moments, some crafty twists, and some beautiful scenery -- Brosnan and Russo included.

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