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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? Will Moore's wife trade him in for a younger model? Will Blane and Pincus cut their losses and get out? Who is to be believed, who is to be betrayed? Won't someone who's lied once lie again? Who's going to walk away smiling and who's not going to walk at all?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


Gene Hackman
as Joe Moore
Delroy Lindo
as Bobby Blane
Sam Rockwell
as Jimmy Silk
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Fran Moore
Ricky Jay
as Don `Pinky' Pincus
Patti LuPone
as Betty Croft
Alan Bilzerian
as Fast Food Customer
Robert Lussier
as Fast Food Cook
Danny DeVito
as Bergman
Mark Camacho
as Jewelry Store Guard
Jim Frangione
as D.A. Freccia
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Critic Reviews for Heist

All Critics (143) | 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

It's one of Mamet's best. It's also one of Hackman's best, most mercurial performances.

Full Review… | September 29, 2015
Good Morning America

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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