Cinema: English Muffing

Robbery. A team of German film makers recently stole a home-grown English property: The Great British Train Robbery (TIME, April 21), a plausibly clever re-creation of the 1963 heist of £2,631,784 from a Royal Mail train. In Robbery, the Limeys have tried to recapture the story for their own, using the talents of Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet and a regiment of able character actors, and the cinema verite style of Director Peter Yates. The result, unfortunately, is a hot property gone tepid with time.

Once again the scenario follows the gang of small-time thieves breezily intent on bringing off the biggest caper...

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