Heist (2001)

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Critic Consensus: 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 has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him and a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore, his partner Bobby Blane and their utility man, Pinky Pincus, find themselves broke, betrayed and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do Bergman's one last big job. Will Bergman shop Moore to the police? Will Moore's wife trade him in for a younger model? Will Blane and Pincus cut their losses and get out? Who is to be believed, who is to be betrayed? Won't someone who's lied once lie again? Who's going to walk away smiling and who's not going to walk at all?
Rating:
R (for language and some violence)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Gene Hackman
as Joe Moore
Delroy Lindo
as Bobby Blane
Sam Rockwell
as Jimmy Silk
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Fran Moore
Ricky Jay
as Don `Pinky' Pincus
Patti LuPone
as Betty Croft
Alan Bilzerian
as Fast Food Customer
Richard L. Freidman
as Counterman
Robert Lussier
as Fast Food Cook
Danny DeVito
as Bergman
Mark Camacho
as Jewelry Store Guard
Michelle Sweeney
as Waitress
Jim Frangione
as D.A. Freccia
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Critic Reviews for Heist

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (31)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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January 22, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

I couldn't believe any of it on any level, though it could be described as 'fun.'

Full Review… | November 29, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

This cast is excellent. Heist, though, proves that enormously talented people can make a pretty lousy movie.

November 27, 2001
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The movie is super fun, even if some of its tricks seem to strain credulity.

November 24, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

There's something offensive about how Mamet continues to win praise as a serious filmmaker with such a joyless picture, a picture that -- intentionally -- gives the audience so little.

Full Review… | November 16, 2001
Salon.com
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Audience Reviews for Heist

A watchable Heist film, but not a particularly exciting one. The plot was full of little twists, but most of them predictable and for me this film brought nothing new to films sharing this theme.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

½

It's pure dynamite. Sizzeling and exhilerating. A razor-sharp crime thriller. One of the best and smartest heist films ever made. Snaps and crackels with great suspense and action. awsome twist and turns all the way to the end. Terifficly written and well-crafted. A brilliant cast of actors. Gene Hackman has never been better. A cool, captivating and fantastic performance. Delroy Lindo is teriffic. Danny DeVito is explosive.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

½

This was okay.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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