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The Thief Lord (2006)




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Movie Info

Set in Venice, two young brothers on the run fall under the care and protection of a mysterious "Thief Lord." Stealing the missing component of a magical carousel capable of restoring youth, they discover a thrilling and unforgettable world of wonder and enchantment.


Jim Carter
as Victor
Alexei Sayle
as Barbarossa
Carole Boyd
as Esther Hartlieb
Bob Goody
as Max Hartlieb
Anita Wright
as Contessa
Poppy Rogers
as Morosina
Robert Bathurst
as Dottore Massimo
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Critic Reviews for The Thief Lord

All Critics (5)

The kind of entertainingly gonzo storyline that completely disarms us, simply because anything could happen.

September 23, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...too simplistic, too episodic, and too disjointed for this adult to enjoy, will probably like its intrigue and most of its generally sweet nature.

March 30, 2006 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The Thief Lord is a magical little story, lovingly and expertly crafted. What an absolute delight.

March 29, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Thief Lord

This adventure film set in the beautiful city of Venice aims primarily at a young audience. That does not mean there is nothing for adults here, but they may have a harder time connecting to the story, what with very few believable grown-up characters in the story and a rather disjointed way of telling it. The plot gets surprisingly complex for a kids adventure, but the dialog remains rather shallow and simplistic. The soundtrack often makes things sound more exciting and bombastic than they actually are. The movie's biggest asset is the setting, which is primarily real Venice and oozes the atmosphere of the city (even if obviously filmed in winter). The characters do remain rather flat. Now, kids certainly don't mind all that, there is plenty of stuff happening and glimpses of magic between the adventure plot. So the target audience should have fun with it, as an adult there have been more coherent films to watch with children than this.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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