Welcome to Collinwood (2002, USA/GER) C-86m. SCOPE *** D: Anthony and Joe Russo. Starring William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jeter, Luis Guzmán, John Buck Jr., Andrew Davoli, George Clooney, Jennifer Esposito. Funny remake of the 1958 Italian heist comedy classic I SOLITI IGNOTI (BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET). Five losers learn of an ooportunity to strike it rich. It's impossible to explain what happens next, but everything goes wrong, as it possibly can. Obviously not very original, but performed with gusto. Clooney is especially cool as a guy who teaches them the art of safecracking. He also produced, with Steven Soderbergh (their OCEAN'S ELEVEN comes to mind). The directors also scripted.


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