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Thief Reviews

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August 30, 2004
Mr. Mann may well become a very good theatrical film maker but, among other things, he's going to have to learn how to edit himself, to resist the temptation to allow dialogue that is colorful to turn, all of a sudden, into deep, abiding purple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2015
Thief wears its genre as a badge of honour from the very first scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
It's one of those films where you feel the authority right away: This movie knows its characters, knows its story, and knows exactly how it wants to tell us about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2002
It's a shame Thief isn't better remembered by people. If you really enjoy films about robberies, this one is right up your alley. Caan is terrific, and Mann's budding talent is evident.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2010
neo-Melvillian existentialism
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2014
An ancient time... when master criminals were manly men with giant tools.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 5, 2009
Not just the best film of [Michael Mann's] career, but one of the best American films of the whole of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 26, 2009
A slick Chicago crime-drama with a well-developed sense of pathos running throughout.
January 1, 2000
Good guys and bad guys have never been harder to peg, which is why Thief is so much fun, filled with nuance and subtlety not often found among caper flicks.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
January 8, 2014
It's almost as if Mann was shot out of the womb fully formed as a visual artist, because the slick, neon-lit widescreen images of 1981′s Thief echo his later films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2006
A philosophical thriller filled with modernist cool.
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2003
An engrossing early effort from Michael Mann
| Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2004
Thief embues the crime story genre with fresh sophistication.
November 28, 2004
A cool action film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 28, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 9, 2017
...a deliberately-paced character study that's peppered with heist-like elements...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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