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The Thief (Vor) (Вор) Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
It's a superb film in the classic style of screen storytelling, at once intimate and epic, possessed of lyrical beauty and suffused with that mixture of warmth, suffering and rueful humor so characteristic of Russian films.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is clear fairly early in The Thief that the title character represents Stalin, and it's one of the strengths of the film that the symbolism never gets in the way of a convincing, heartbreaking story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
As dramatically compelling as it is heavily metaphorical...
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
...compelling, great-looking...
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Thief is a beautiful movie about terrible things that happen to a widow and her young son.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There is more to this picture than just an affecting story; for those who care to look, there's plenty of symbolism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
[A] pleasant romantic drama.