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The Good Thief Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Mr. Jordan has lovingly recreated much of what glittered in the hard French thrillers that once starred Delon and Belmondo, and provided a superbly customized vehicle for the salty charms of ashtray-voiced Nick Nolte.

May 1, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Great fun despite its deficiency as a presumed thriller.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 30, 2003
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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It's a heist film with a muddled plot, a character study with no personality.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 24, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Rumpled and dissolute, Nolte shambles through this gracefully atmospheric crime film with a cool poignancy that verges on the comic.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 24, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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With his haggard good looks and bearish presence, Nolte is the main event in this colorful three-ring circus of a heist picture.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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This is a movie for which you want to give an award to the casting director, Susie Figgis.

Full Review Source: Slate

April 22, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A sparkling exercise in movie cool.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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The heist is the story's spine, the melody. But what's really interesting are the solo flights that branch off and the filigrees that embellish it.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: A-

April 18, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Blurry, opiated, jagged with melancholy and stone cold beautiful.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 17, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Nolte is perfectly cast as this charming loser. The problem is, he knows it.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

April 17, 2003
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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Jordan delivers easily his most satisfying work since 1992's The Crying Game.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 15, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[T]here probably isn't another actor in the world better suited to play a substance-abusing, world-weary charmer than Nick Nolte.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 14, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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There's not much to remember a few days later, but it's eye candy of a very high order.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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To the extent that it's a rhapsody on the theme of Nick Nolte, The Good Thief has considerable charm.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 11, 2003
Vic Vogler
Denver Post
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Jordan's approach assumes a certain intelligence, and attentiveness, in his audience, but his joyride through the French Riviera always keeps us belted in.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 11, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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[Nolte] is magnificent -- ravaged, desperate, aware.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Allows cinematographer Chris Menges to work at his artful best, but in the end it seems as if Jordan has turned out a glamorized version of the kind of movies that were terrific partly because they were made on the cheap.

| Original Score: B-

April 11, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Although there's enough of a good time in The Good Thief to merit half a thumb's up, Melville's film remains the original and Jordan's version very much an over-exuberant replica.

April 11, 2003
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Nolte is not only made for the role, he's also rehearsed it in real life.

April 11, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Whether or not Nolte topped up every day on the set, it is clear that he was born to play Bob.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 11, 2003
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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Mr. Jordan adeptly keeps the movie saturated in jazzy cool, preserving the original film's hard-boiled romantic notions of what does and does not make a good thief.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

April 10, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Extremely smart and cleverly crafted, this heist movie set on the French Riviera will keep you guessing even when you already know the outcome.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Jordan returns to the demimonde -- and the more personal style of filmmaking -- of his earlier triumphs, such as Mona Lisa and The Crying Game.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2003
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It's vibrant, tremendously exciting, and done with a wit, feeling and panache that keep your mind and senses in constant overdrive.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 10, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Irresistibly seductive.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's 1955 Bob le Flambeur tries for a stylish, shambling grace. But like Bob, it can't quite get it up.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A solid work of craft that doubles as a little meditation on art.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2003
Mike Clark
USA Today
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In terms of its myriad screen predecessors, it's still on the high side of 'heist.'

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

April 3, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's thin movie tinsel that, while lovingly polished, never becomes more than tinsel.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

April 3, 2003
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The Good Thief has the restless motion one associates with cinematographer Chris Menges ... and the casual joyousness of a work made out of sheer movie love.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 3, 2003
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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April 2, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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It pulses with erudition and visual kicks, but has the dulled impact of a time-sensitive bottled message that has washed ashore years too late to be of any practical use.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 2, 2003
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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It's a triumph of flourish, all weathered, movie-star- size gestures.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's a special triumph for Nolte.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 2, 2003
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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The film doesn't lack for the elements of success, but as so often happens with the heists themselves, nothing works out as planned.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 2, 2003
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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It's all pizzazz, and the pizzazz is all borrowed.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 1, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It is a decidedly mixed bag.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 31, 2003
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Bob is a marvelous creation -- a faker who is also the genuine article.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 30, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Jordan creates a dark fantasy certain to seduce lovers of the cinema of excess.

September 18, 2002
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