Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief) (1991)

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Movie Info

In this action comedy from Hong Kong, a trio of orphans have grown to become art thieves. When their foster father, a crime boss, forces them into stealing a painting, they pull off the job and are double-crossed. To get even, the trio plans to steal the painting back.
Rating:
R (for some strong violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Rim Film Distributors

Cast

Cherie Chung
as Cherie
Chu Kong
as Chu
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Critic Reviews for Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief)

All Critics (5)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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July 13, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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Full Review… | December 18, 2004
Movie Gazette

Anyone who already owns The Killer and Hard-Boiled will undoubtedly still find much to enjoy within Once a Thief.

Full Review… | June 13, 2004
eFilmCritic.com

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January 11, 2004
TheMovieReport.com

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Full Review… | June 24, 2003
Film4

Audience Reviews for Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief)

Anyone who already owns The Killer and Hard-Boiled will undoubtedly still find much to enjoy within Once a Thief.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

A classic good time at the movies. An outrageous, stylish and exhilarating action-packed comedy. It's full of smarts, suspense. gun-play and big laughs. A wonderfully entertaining and dazzling heist picture that just a real joy to watch. Director, John Woo and Star, Chow Yun-Fat always deliver the goods and this one delivers just as much fun and thrills as it does heart.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

½

Some of the goofier comedic elements didn't work for me, but there are still some very enjoyable sequences. Its Woo's weakest HK film that I've seen, but its still better than Hard Target.

Sean Lass
Sean Lass

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