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The Good Thief Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
February 12, 2016
A faithful remake, a spirited updating, and a deft, colorful, thoroughly entertaining heist film swimming in character and atmosphere, Neil Jordan's The Good Thief (2002)... may not be his best film, but it is one of his most purely enjoyable.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Nolte's hard lived, leather-lined face looks like a Muncie road map, and fits robber Bob to each crease.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 5, 2004
The best and most enjoyable English-language crime picture since Jackie Brown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 22, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 2, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
February 23, 2004
A fine film: Jordan creates the seedy ambience and Nolte provides the complex performance that together carry this film through a few minor rough patches.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Watching an actor at the top of his game is a pleasure even if the film is only good, not great.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
September 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
September 14, 2003
Takes some of the big clichés of contemporary moviemaking and makes them feel graceful, if not always profound.
| Original Score: A-
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Cool to the bone, a stylish and slick heist film that's also a deep character study and a beautiful tribute to the French Riviera.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Filmcritic.com
September 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 31, 2003
If you're into crime capers, this one is above average.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
July 29, 2003
The Good Thief has a shambling grace to it, both jazzy and gritty at the same time.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 25, 2003
Discount its distinctly casual approach to the mechanics of a multi-million Euro robbery, and it's not bad at all.

Sunday Times (Australia)
July 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2003
With its noir, European genes ... [it's] the good oil on good heist movies.
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