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Bolstered by Nolte's strong performance, The Good Thief brims with seductive style. Read critic reviews

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Bob (Nick Nolte) is an aging thief who has seen better days and is battling both an addiction to heroin and a growing gambling problem. But he still thinks he has one more big score in him and plots a massive heist of a Monte Carlo casino. In order to pull off the theft, he'll need an amazing team of accomplices and will have to outwit his nemesis, the local police chief (Tcheky Karyo). The chief knows that Bob is up to something, but can he figure it out before Bob makes off with millions?

Cast & Crew

Said Taghmaoui
Paulo
Gérard Darmon
Raoul
Kristin Harms
Executive Producer
Neil Jordan
Executive Producer
Chris Menges
Director of Photography
Anthony Pratt
Production Designer
Penny Rose
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Critic Reviews for The Good Thief

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (113) | Rotten (33)

Audience Reviews for The Good Thief

  • Mar 25, 2012
    I'll be honest: I only watched this movie because of Said Taghmoui. The story was just so-so for me and I just couldn't take my mind off the bad editing. Every time a scene would end and cut to the next, it would freeze. And not in the artsy way, more like the editors didn't know what they were doing.
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2012
    "The Good Thief" is an entertaining film that reminded me a lot of another one of Neil Jordan's films, "Mona Lisa." Nick Nolte delivers a strong performance and Jordan's direction is spot-on for most of the time, but the plot is riddled with more holes than John Dillinger's body and the editing style is a bit distracting and inconsistent.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2012
    A movie that tried really hard for the "cool" factor, complete with a "cool" french soundtrack. It's a decent watch. It may have been much better with a better lead? I wasn't buying the suave gambler/thief played by Nick Nolte..but that's just me, maybe. I'm not really a fan.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2012
    I like films that successfully give actors fish out of water characters. The professional in a foreign land. Here we get a good American in Nice exercise and it brings out the best in Nolte.
    John B Super Reviewer

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