There are few films done in the 1990s by Sean Connery that I really like. These are The Rock and Just Cause. Entrapment now joins their ranks.

The movie has a plot which on the surface is fairly straight-forward. Gin Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is an insurance company who is trying to track a famous art thief Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Connery) into incriminating himself. She slowly appears to win over his confidence and goes along with him on a job that's worth $40 million, ready to turn him in at the right moment. Except that appearances aren't what they seem.

The acting is very good: Connery is brilliant as usual and Zeta-Jones is as charming as ever. I consider one of the best new actors out there. (At this point I have to say that while I think her arse is extremely attractive (as showcased both in the trailers and the film), it plays no role in my evaluation of her acting abilities.) There are some pretty cheesy moments in terms of dialogue but that is easily overlooked. The biggest problem with Entrapment is at the end where a lot of pointlessness occurs to resolve who is who and which side they're on, resulting in some gross and unnecessary inconsistencies.

Entrapment has a great supporting cast and makes for a solid action film. The suspense level runs fairly high. Worth the matinee fare.

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