King of Thieves - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

King of Thieves Reviews

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March 15, 2019
Directed with a love for criminal procedural detail by James Marsh, the film has its humourous moments, but this...is essentially a hard drama about hard men who remain hard no matter how old they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2019
A cast of late career British legends make this occasionally wobbly true crime caper seem sharper and funnier than it really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 28, 2019
Michael Cane is precise, convincing and the best part of this film. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2019
Come for the cast and you won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5 / 5
February 8, 2019
The real problem here is that these characters are inherently charmless, and therefore any small amount of entertainment is drowned out by their unethical (and somewhat confusing) actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2019
There's some real, small pleasure in watching these old lions at work...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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January 28, 2019
It's a marvel to watch Caine, Courtenay, Broadbent and Gambon go at each other with an aplomb that dazzles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2019
As an example of the British crime film, [it] may not break new ground but it does provide a showcase for its stellar cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
The characters are well worth spending time with as they amble toward disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
Based on a true story, this movie about "old codger" criminals feels a little dry/routine, but the great cast still strikes enough sparks to make it worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2019
The script (by Joe Penhall, based on a magazine article by Mark Seal) runs in fits and starts, but the camerawork from Danny Cohen keeps the mood lively during any lulls.
January 24, 2019
It's ... a mostly enjoyable ride, but the promise of early greatness haunts the disappointing final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 23, 2019
For all its flaws - and they are legion - "King of Thieves" wraps you in a fuzzy blanket of familiarity.
January 21, 2019
With the sheer joy of seeing these actors comment on their careers through these characters, a good time should be had.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 12, 2019
this 'one last job' serves equally as a metaphor for a Britain rapidly losing its greatness.
October 30, 2018
A fun couple of hours and proof that, often with mainstream cinema, a classy ensemble can paper over the cracks of even the most rote or familiar of scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2018
King of Thieves rattles along in diverting enough fashion. The old hits are welcome. Footage from the cast's back catalogue is integrated amusingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2018
Overall, it is certainly watchable and entertaining at times, just a bit plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2018
This is a risky device, but it works, the postmodern playfulness sending an implicit message: it's OK to like Caine and company, but be repelled by the men they're playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2018
More workmanlike than spectacular. But armed with an A-grade cast giving it their all, it transcends its shortcomings to give a breezily entertaining crime story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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