Robert MacDougal (Sean Connery) is a major art thief. He is one of the players in the stolen art world. He also has a target on his back and the person wanting to pull the trigger is Gin Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) along with her boss Hector Cruz (Will Patton). Now Baker and Cruz are insurance investigators and they want to arrest MacDougal with his hands in the cookie jar.
Baker comes up with a plan where she and Mac will rob a gallery holding a very valuable mask. She makes herself known to Mac and he falls for the bait. Mac takes Baker back to his home in Scotland which happens to be a castle on a island. He trains her and she is ready to steal the mask thus enabling her agency to catch Mac red handed.
What she doesn't know is that Mac's Island is bugged and when she calls Cruz to set up plans Mac hears the conversation. Now after they steal the mask, Mac confronts Baker and she sort of comes clean about an even bigger job. The new years eve robbery of 8 billion dollars from the International Clearance bank in Kuala Lumpur.
What Mac doesn't know is that Baker is an art thief herself as she was supposed to get the mask for Conrad Greene (Maury Chaykin) and when Mac switches it out it gets her in deep trouble. Eventually the two come clean about who they all are working for. For you see Mac is working for and with Aaron Thibadeaux (Ving Rhames).
There are many twists to this enjoyable little tale of stolen art. Director Jon Amiel does an excellent job with this story and cast and makes a wonderful little film. The action is toned down but is great for what it does, and that keeps you interested in the movie. There is some sexual tension between Mac and Baker and that adds to the enjoyment. So sit back and watch how it would or could be if you wanted to steal 8 billion dollars.