Topkapi Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 1, 2007
Stylish lighthearted comical heist drama of stealing a priceless diamond and emerald-studded dagger from Turkey's world-famous Topkapi Museum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's a far cry from his classic American thrillers or his brilliant British noir, Night and the City.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 2, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 8, 2005
This is proof that a popcorn movie can still be made as intelligently and as skillfully as any 'classier' project.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 3, 2008
Ustinov has probably the meatiest part in the film and one that allows him to use many of the unsubtleties in dominating scenes he has at his command.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 23, 2004
A minor classic of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 4, 2003
If you like heists and holidays, it's almost foolproof entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
March 3, 2008
It is the performances, however, that have enabled the movie to retain its vitality.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 18, 2006
Classic heist film with breezy direction and top cast.
| Original Score: 5/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 3, 2008
The story never quite adds up, but with help from Ustinov and Robert Morley, Dassin conjures up a superior light entertainment.
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
January 29, 2002
It's fun, light hearted, smart and wildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 28, 2012
Jules Dassin's popular heist comedy-adventure is an enjoyable film, boasting an international cast headed by wife Melina Mercouri and Oscar-winner Peter Ustinov.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Film4
May 24, 2003
Dassin's film is a fun but frothy follow-up to Riffi which remains the finest heist film ever made.

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
One of the very best heist films ever made, Topkapi provides the template for the many lighthearted capers that came later

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 3, 2008
[A] enjoyable, fast-moving tale of a caper pulled by some of the most delightful characters ever assembled on one screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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