The Good Thief (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Bolstered by Nolte's strong performance, The Good Thief brims with seductive style.


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Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectacular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo and Raoul, technical mastermind Vladimer, former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said, Anne, a young Eastern girl … More

Rating: R (for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Jordan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Box Office: $3.4M
Runtime:
Fox Searchlight Pictures - Official Site

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Cast


as Vladimer

as Albert

as Bertram

as Petit Louis

as Philippa

as Tony Angel

as Chief Security Man

as Casino Manager

as Spanish Night Club H...

as Monitor Security Man

as Fernandez

as Security Guard, Vil...

as Croupier
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Critic Reviews for The Good Thief

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (40)

While Jordan's repeated freeze-frames try a little too hard for nonchalance, the overall cocktail of Gallic insouciance and American film noir grit delivers such relaxant properties you forgive a few foibles.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Nolte's hard lived, leather-lined face looks like a Muncie road map, and fits robber Bob to each crease.

| October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

The best and most enjoyable English-language crime picture since Jackie Brown.

Full Review… | July 5, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

When it comes to movies about one last, high-stakes score, Nolte in The Good Thief pales next to Gene Hackman's low-keyed brilliance in Heist.

Full Review… | June 23, 2004

Es casi una película hecha por divertimento, lo cual no está nada mal, pero no hay que pedirle mucho más que eso.

Full Review… | June 22, 2004
Uruguay Total

Ao contrário do impecável anti-herói do original, Nick Nolte confere vulnerabilidade ao protagonista e, no processo, leva esta refilmagem a superar a produção de 1955.

April 2, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for The Good Thief

½

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.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

while the story was solid and the end was very good, the script was awful, the acting sub par, and the directing by niel jordan distractingly bad. some give and some take makes for an average film. great semi-cameo by ralph fiennes.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

A stylish, tense, sexy and electrifying crime thriller. Explosive, smart, bold, funny and exciting. Nick Nolte has never been better. Gives his best performance in years. He just gets better as the years go on showing impressive and undeniable star power. A great cast of actors. Ralph Fiennes and Tchecky Kayrow turn in great performances. An totally enjoyable flick. A excellemt movie. It's one of those rare pieces of film noir that makes for good entertainment pleasure. A smooth, character-driven and absolutely exhilerating flick.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

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