A notorious jewel thief (Pierce Brosnan) retires to a Caribbean resort with his partner (Salma Hayek), but a dogged FBI agent (Woody Harrelson) isn’t so sure they can resist one more big score. Director Brett Ratner and writers Paul Zbyszewski and Craig Rosenberg get off to a good start with a witty heist scene, but then they make the tactical mistake of mentioning Hitchcock’s classic To Catch a Thief
—and we can’t help but notice (and never forget) that this isn’t that. Ratner is no Hitchcock, Hayek isn’t Grace Kelly, and even Brosnan’s suavity (he’s a passable enough substitute for Cary Grant) is undercut by the graying stubble on his hollow cheeks. The Bahamian locations are lusciously photographed by Dante Spinotti (as is Hayek’s gleaming anatomy), but the frothy story falls flat in Ratner’s hands.