Heist 2001

Heist

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Heist didn't cover any new ground, but the cast and Mamet's expertise with witty banter make it worthwhile.

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Joe Moore (Gene Hackman) has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman (Danny DeVito) reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon) may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant (Sam Rockwell). Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane (Delroy Lindo) and their utility man, Pinky Pincus (Ricky Jay) find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.

Cast & Crew

Delroy Lindo
Bobby Blane
Sam Rockwell
Jimmy Silk
Ricky Jay
Don Pineus
Patti LuPone
Betty Croft
Jim Frangione
D.A. Freccia
Andrew Stevens
Executive Producer
Don Carmody
Executive Producer
Tracee Stanley Newell
Executive Producer
James Holt
Executive Producer
Robert Elswit
Director of Photography
David Wasco
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Critic Reviews for Heist

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Audience Reviews for Heist

  • Sep 03, 2015
    Starts off alright, but honestly gets incredibly boring after a while, which for a suspense film is the kiss of death. Most of the characters are unremarkable and superfluous, and the story is clumsy to the point of confusion a lot of the time. As far as heist films go, this one isn't that great.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2013
    Heist is a weaker David Mamet film but even with that statement it's still a very solid thriller. David Mamet is a filmmaker who specializes in twists and turns and as an audience member you expect these as part of the filmmakers style. Heist is boosted by the actors and Hackman shines in the lead role. The film is full of quality support actors who breathe life into the Mamet dialogue and characters. The weaker aspects of the film is the reliance of too many twists and it hampers a very strong film. I just felt the film was weakened by the amount of twists in the finale. Hackman was in the final stages of his career before retirement and I felt the bitterness he had for his profession was beneficial for an older thief who was eager to get out of his craft. The film is strong but as a Mamet film it isn't as strong as other films. 20/07/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2011
    Good caper. I was surprised to see a much older Gene Hackman become such a powerful force. David Mamet's dialogue is in full gear as it was in his previous pictures and now he is ready to be a magician in "Heist". I like the way how the actually heist goes down and maybe thieves in real life can actually pull off such an almost impossible feet. The cast is really good and I got to somewhat feel a connection as if the characters have been together for quite some time. There is a few minor flaws and the tone of the picture does feel like watching a TV drama but "Heist" isn't boring, it's actually intelligent. I like that.
    Brian R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2011
    Heist is a 2001 crime film, written and directed by David Mamet, which stars Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, and Sam Rockwell.Joe Moore (Hackman) runs a ring of professional thieves, which includes Bobby Blane (Lindo), Don "Pinky" Pincus (Jay) and Joe's much younger wife Fran (Pidgeon). During a daylight robbery of a New York City jewelry store, Joe's face is captured by a security camera. As both the picture and a witness can identify him, Joe chooses to retire from crime and plans to disappear on his sailboat with his wife, living off their share of the heist.Very predictable and cliche this is just a mediane movie, despite the elegant production and cast.
    Andre T Super Reviewer

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