This movie takes that
old war-horse – the catburglar film – and makes it palatable for the
Sean Connery is impossibly smooth as aging thief Mac, seeming
like a long-lost relative of his James Bond character who came down on
the wrong side of the law.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is also surprisingly
likable in the role of his young protegee Gin, bringing much more to the
role than just her incredible looks.
Sadly, this film has been through
one too many Hollywood story meetings. The crosses and double-crosses
tend to blur into an impenetrable post-Mission Impossible
And, of course, being a Hollywood film, they felt the need to
have romantic tension between the two leads. Connery at least has the
good sense to seem a little uncomfortable when Zeta-Jones lets loose her
abundant charms on him. After all, he is easily old enough to be her
In the end, Entrapment turns out to be an
enjoyable but slightly trite adventure film.