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The Good Thief Reviews

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May 12, 2003
The Truth About Charlie Nolte.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2003
It is a decidedly mixed bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2018
The problems stem from ragged storytelling, a surfeit of silly epigrams and a jangle of accents and cultures that leaves you wondering where Mr. Nolte's strangulated crook fits in.
April 9, 2003
Terrific performance by Nolte but poorly executed heist.
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August 15, 2003
This is not a movie that anyone would steal...[a] superficially pleasing work that a single good night's sleep can erase from memory.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 18, 2003
The Irish filmmaker takes Melville's Gallic masterpiece about a gallant Montmartre gambler and makes it into an ordinary American neo-noir film set in the French Riviera.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 1, 2003
It's all pizzazz, and the pizzazz is all borrowed.
April 2, 2003
It pulses with erudition and visual kicks, but has the dulled impact of a time-sensitive bottled message that has washed ashore years too late to be of any practical use.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
This remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's 1955 Bob le Flambeur tries for a stylish, shambling grace. But like Bob, it can't quite get it up.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
Nolte sounds like a muppet now, and the film itself isn't very engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 26, 2003
A heist movie without a thrilling heist is obviously in trouble . . .
April 24, 2003
(Nolte) was knocking at death's door but paused long enough ... for a police department mug shot. Who knew his next picture could be worse?
| Original Score: D
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
April 1, 2003
Even with the drugs and the gambling and a host of oddballs who are thankfully never romanticized to the point of nausea, the film is ultimately much too sanitary for its own good.
May 9, 2003
If Nick Nolte had been looking for excuses when he was arrested, he might have told the officers he was still in character from 'Thief' ...
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2003
Unlike the crispness of the original, the word that best describes this production is lassitude, from characters so tired they can't manage to speak intelligibly to the listless caper(s) plot that seems doomed from the beginning.
March 27, 2003
The times have passed this sort of film by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 20, 2003
We came, we saw, we forgot. Plenty of smoke but no fire in 'The Good Thief'
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October 5, 2003
Outside of Nick Nolte's performance, the rest of the film is a by the numbers heist drama
| Original Score: 2/4
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