A World Without Thieves (2004)





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Hong Kong cinema star Andy Lau stars in director Feng Xiaogang's crime story about two married con artists who attempt to turn away from the grift but give in to temptation after boarding a train that's overflowing with shady characters.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Xiaogang Feng, Feng Xiaogang
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On DVD: Jul 24, 2007
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Critic Reviews for A World Without Thieves

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

There's a terrific story under all of this -- if only Xiaogang could have found it.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008

Canted towards the intolerable.

Full Review… | June 22, 2006
Film Freak Central

A World Without Thieves is less comedic than Feng's 2001 film Big Shot's Funeral, but still carries the same kind of examination of human heart and soul (or lack thereof).

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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Full Review… | April 19, 2005
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for A World Without Thieves


A World without Thieves, from Xiaogang Feng, brings a challenge to the thieves.The film highlights the main characters with its slow and lengthy introduction, leaving the opening title sequence absent until 10 minutes in. Despite moments where the story becomes melodramatic while moving at a leisurely pace, the level of intrigue is high enough to overcome that and hold attention.Complete with some stylization and a few moments of CG, the thievery is nicely done and amusing to view. The train, which is where well more than half of the film takes place, provides a fun setting for the story.Andy Lau and Rene Liu work well together. Ge You and Li Bingbing cast the standout supporting characters.A World without Thieves has its ups and downs, mostly ups, and is a Hong Kong crime drama worth viewing.

JY Skacto

Super Reviewer

This Chinese film is a stylish, high-octane ride on a train to redemption - with some superbly choreographed battle scenes en route.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Chinese films excel at staying focused on the main themes and not deviating, and 'A World Without Thieves' is no exception. The majority of the action is within plain sight of the civilians, yet still kept secret, which is a really neat gimmick. The main cast have clear characteristics and motives, which means as a viewer, you very quickly become attached to them from the start. And hey, who doesn't love a classic Chinese ending? ...

Curt C

Super Reviewer

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