Heist (2001)



Critic Consensus: Heist didn't cover any new ground, but the cast and Mamet's expertise with witty banter make it worthwhile.

Movie Info

Joe Moore has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him and a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore, his partner Bobby Blane and their utility man, Pinky Pincus, find themselves broke, betrayed and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do Bergman's one last big job. Will Bergman shop Moore to the police? … More

Rating: R (for language and some violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Oren Uziel, David Mamet
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 12, 2002
Box Office: $23.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Joe Moore

as Bobby Blane

as Jimmy Silk

as Fran Moore

as Don `Pinky' Pincus

as Betty Croft

as Fast Food Customer

as Fast Food Cook

as Bergman

as Jewelry Store Guard

as D.A. Freccia
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Critic Reviews for Heist

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (34)

I couldn't believe any of it on any level, though it could be described as 'fun.'

Full Review… | November 29, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

This cast is excellent. Heist, though, proves that enormously talented people can make a pretty lousy movie.

Full Review… | November 27, 2001
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Captivating David Mamet movie for grownups.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

[Mamet] is a giant in several areas, but I'm not sure moviemaking is one of them.

Full Review… | September 17, 2007

Structured as a trick within a trick within a trick, Mamet's latest contribution to film noir is a mildly entertaining crimer that nonetheless exposes his strenuous efforts to outsmart the audience.

Full Review… | December 5, 2006

This is a world not unlike superhero comics, only in this world the heroes have the superhuman ability to knock down buildings with a split-second comeback line.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Audience Reviews for Heist

A watchable Heist film, but not a particularly exciting one. The plot was full of little twists, but most of them predictable and for me this film brought nothing new to films sharing this theme.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


It's pure dynamite. Sizzeling and exhilerating. A razor-sharp crime thriller. One of the best and smartest heist films ever made. Snaps and crackels with great suspense and action. awsome twist and turns all the way to the end. Terifficly written and well-crafted. A brilliant cast of actors. Gene Hackman has never been better. A cool, captivating and fantastic performance. Delroy Lindo is teriffic. Danny DeVito is explosive.

Al S

Super Reviewer


This was okay.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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