The Good Thief (2003)
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|Rating:||R (for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense|
|Directed By:||Neil Jordan|
|Written By:||Neil Jordan|
|In Theaters:||Apr 2, 2003 Limited|
|On DVD:||Aug 19, 2003|
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Critic Reviews for The Good Thief
While Jordan's repeated freeze-frames try a little too hard for nonchalance, the overall cocktail of Gallic insouciance and American film noir grit delivers such relaxant properties you forgive a few foibles.
A faithful remake, a spirited updating, and a deft, colorful, thoroughly entertaining heist film swimming in character and atmosphere, Neil Jordan's The Good Thief (2002)... may not be his best film, but it is one of his most purely enjoyable.
Nolte's hard lived, leather-lined face looks like a Muncie road map, and fits robber Bob to each crease.
The best and most enjoyable English-language crime picture since Jackie Brown.
When it comes to movies about one last, high-stakes score, Nolte in The Good Thief pales next to Gene Hackman's low-keyed brilliance in Heist.
Audience Reviews for The Good Thief
A movie that tried really hard for the "cool" factor, complete with a "cool" french soundtrack. It's a decent watch. It may have been much better with a better lead? I wasn't buying the suave gambler/thief played by Nick Nolte..but that's just me, maybe. I'm not really a fan.
while the story was solid and the end was very good, the script was awful, the acting sub par, and the directing by niel jordan distractingly bad. some give and some take makes for an average film. great semi-cameo by ralph fiennes.
A stylish, tense, sexy and electrifying crime thriller. Explosive, smart, bold, funny and exciting. Nick Nolte has never been better. Gives his best performance in years. He just gets better as the years go on showing impressive and undeniable star power. A great cast of actors. Ralph Fiennes and Tchecky Kayrow turn in great performances. An totally enjoyable flick. A excellemt movie. It's one of those rare pieces of film noir that makes for good entertainment pleasure. A smooth, character-driven and absolutely exhilerating flick.
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