Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007)



Critic Consensus: The light and comic Ladron que roba a Ladron isn't deep or hugely substantial, but it's still a very fun heist flick nonetheless.

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Two crack thieves, Emilio and Alejandro, reunite to rob the biggest thief they know--Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who's made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants. Valdez's empire is next to impossible to infiltrate. But Emilio and Alejandro know if they go undercover as day laborers - chauffeurs, gardeners, maids, and repairmen--they can rob Valdez blind right under his nose. It's a perfect plan... except that no one on their team wants the job. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: JoJo Henrickson, Jo Jo Henrickson, José Angel Henrickson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2008
Box Office: $4.0M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


as Alejandro

as Emilio Lopez

as Gloria

as Miguelito

as Moctezuma 'Mocte' Va...

as Anival Cano

as Rafaela

as Veronica Valdez

as Julio Miranda

as Primitivo

as Booth Guard

as Sergio--Mocte's Body...

as Building Guard No. 1

as Claudito

as Building Manager

as Dr. Antonio Panaco

as Detective

as Father O'Malley
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Critic Reviews for Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Comic touches are obvious and broad, while helmer Joe Menendez lacks the essential energy for a vital heist entertainment.

Full Review… | September 1, 2007
Top Critic

This film is like Ocean's Eleven if directed by Robin Hood and financed by Telemundo.

August 31, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The con they carefully plan is perilous and close to impossible, but the outcome is surprisingly heart-warming and satisfying.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

Needlessly complicated and kind of silly.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie is primarily about fantasy, and everything is exaggerated to such a degree that you play along.

August 31, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

If you want dangerous schemes to be light-hearted entertainment, you've got to make allowances. Besides, the payoffs are worth it - in any language.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón

Lighthearted caper concerns two career criminals who assemble a hand-picked team to rob an unscrupulous millionaire. They hire immigrants they believe will be underestimated with the required skills but no criminal experience. The struggling actor, the chauffer, the television repairman, etc. It's an eclectic group. Bright, colorful production coupled with a sincere and unaffected desire to entertain. Make no mistake, this is fairly typical stuff. It kind of plays out like a Spanish language version of an American heist movie with actors from telenovelas. It's almost impossible to describe without comparing it to Ocean's 11. True, it gets a bit routine at times, but it's also extremely entertaining and in no way boring. That Hollywood series ultimately came come off as somewhat smug, particularly by Oceans 13. What makes this Mexican film with English subtitles unique is in its utter lack of pretension. The story's structure is decidedly old-fashioned. The script is definitely funny, but it never feels like it's trying hard to be hip and that sincerity is refreshing. The title, from a Latin-American proverb that translates "the thief who robs a thief earns 100 years of forgiveness".

Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer


Funny and yet brilliant robbery of a informercial guru...that deserved to get robbed. Nobody deserves it but if wrong can revenge wrong....why not go for it!
Worth seeing to find out if they pull it off. Check it out.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer


A modest, moderately clever heist picture with a distinctly Hispanic flavor.

William Goss

Super Reviewer

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