Riders (Steal) (2002)

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Movie Info

Popular French filmmaker Gérard Pirès makes his first English-language feature with the slick action heist Riders. The film's confusing title history involves four working titles and an international release under the name Steal. A bleached-blonde Stephen Dorff plays Slim, the leader of an extreme sports criminal gang, consisting of Alex (Karen Cliche), Frank (Steven McCarthy), and Otis (Clé Bennett). They wear stylish clothes, rob banks, and get away on rollerblades. Slim's group is pursued by crazed cop Jake Macgruder (Bruce Payne) and Southern-style villain Surtayne (Steven Berkoff). She Spies actress Natasha Henstridge stars as femme fatale Karen.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure
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Studio:
Miramax

Cast

Bruce Payne
as Lt Macgruder
Steven Berkoff
as Surtayne
Alain Goulem
as Pandelis
Alain Goulern
as Lou Pandelis
Andreas Apergis
as Nixdorfer
Tom McCanus
as Creep
Tom McCamus
as Jerry
Brett Watson
as Roy Hamilton
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Critic Reviews for Riders (Steal)

All Critics (7)

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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Dorff and Henstridge rise above the material and turn in performances good enough to keep us watching.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005
Now Playing Magazine

Audience Reviews for Riders (Steal)

Terrible. Absolutely horrid. Please, for your own sake, do not waste your time with this horrid excuse for a movie.

Darby Reynolds
Darby Reynolds
½

A heist flick with a difference, that difference being the young criminals use extreme sports to accomplish their goals. Think of it as 'Point Break' but with using various methods to robbing such as roller skating, climbing and sky diving, so not that original then. Its a pretty standard heist idea really, the criminals are the best at their game, cops can't nail them, the leader of the gang is played by Stephen Dorff who falls for police detective Natasha Henstridge who doesn't realise her lover is the criminal she's after and the senior police officer is good old Bruce Payne. Oh and the mafia is also after the gang whilst using them at the same time, usual fluff. Its all very predictable and reasonable fun, some nice stunts and car chases but nothing we haven't seen before. As usual the film is made more interesting because of the snarling creepy Payne who is always ALWAYS the bad guy, so yeah expect the usual twists, not that its much of a surprise, its Bruce Payne!. Kudos also to Steven Berkoff as a wig wearing western cowboy-like mafia head honcho. Not sure if he was suppose to be a western cowboy redneck or some kind of teddy boy/Elvis type greaser, amusing though. Its basically been done many times before but its not terrible.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

From the director of the original Taxi, his first English language debut is a quite cheesy, but enjoyable fast-paced B flick.

Ben Huat
Ben Huat

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