Gone in 60 Seconds

Year: 2000
Production Co: Jerry Bruckheimer Pictures
Studio: Disney
Director: Dominic Sena
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer: Scott Rosenberg
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall, Delroy Lindo, Chi McBride, iovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, James Duval, Scott Caan, Will Patton, Timothy Olyphant, Christopher Eccleston, Vinnie Jones
Asinine, tepid and cheap (ironically, considering the money they pumped into it) Bruckheimer-flavoured action thriller that spits contemptuously in the face of its 1974 predecessor.

Without H B Halicki's classic chase movie ever existing, this might have just been a bland actioner as Nicolas Cage helps his little brother Giovanni Ribisi get out of trouble with The Mob by stealing 50 cars with his old crew.

It's the set-up for every cliché you can think of, and is proof of the old adage 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Director Sena showed early promise as the helmer of Kalifornia (and strangely enough a camera operator on Halicki's original) and this trashed his reputation as just another of Bruckehimer's bitches.

An all-star cast can't save the over-slick, over-executed approach, the lack of which gave the original all its charm.

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