Marc Bernardin
April 14, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

We gave it a B

Much of the thrill of watching any heist film is in figuring out how they pulled it off. So part of what makes the special edition of this Sean Connery-Catherine Zeta-Jones potboiler so much fun is that, thanks to director Jon Amiel’s audio commentary, you can peer behind the curtain and learn the method to the mischief. Of course, since the movie only truly comes alive when there’s an elaborate crime taking place — those training sequences are almost brutally stale — Amiel’s revelations about the plausibility of said crimes are rather keen. My favorite? The production turned to experts (read: professionals hired by companies to test their buildings’ security by trying to break in) for help in designing the heists. (My second favorite is when Amiel cops to literally wanting to kiss Connery after seeing him looking all puppy-wounded in a particular shot.) Aside from boasting a crisp wide-screen transfer and an aggressive Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix, the disc also features a handful of deleted scenes (there’s no surprise why they were cut), and a pretty limp alternate ending. B

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