The Good Thief details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Tchéky Karyo, Gérard Darmon, Gerard Darmon, Tcheky Karyo, Marc Lavoine, Nick Nolte, Said Taghmaoui|
The Good Thief
|1hr 26 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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This is not Oceans 11By homerj from EAST SUSSEX , 25 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Others that have reviewed this film have unfairly compared this movie to Oceans 11, but there is no comparisam. Oceans was an enjoyable film with a star studded cast, The Good Thief has Nick Nolte and a cast of virtual unknowns.
The film indeed does revolve around the plans to rob a casino but the unknown cast add an air of authenticity to the plot, it is more rugged and raw and in my opinion more believable. The viewer is permitted to see into the lives of the players and why life has dictated that they must perform the robbery in the first place.
There are several potential endings and you won't find out unless you watch to the very end.
Add this to your rental list and Oceans 11, watch both of them and you will see they are two totally differnt movies / plots.
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Bob le Flambeur Rides AgainBy a customer , 20 May 2013Nothing at all to do with Oceans Eleven, this is a surprisingly good remake of Bob le Flambeur. Impressive performance by Nick Nolte. Better than television any day.
Nolte Tour de forceBy IceCubes (29 reviews) from Windsor , 25 Jun 2009Nick Nolte powerhouse. Fantastically set in the not so nice bits of Nice and the south of France. Not the Holloywood version. Another interesting Neil Jordan film. Well worth watching.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Can't belive how anyone can really rant about this film. It's OK, some good acting, good initial plot and it looks like it is taking you somewhere, then.... the ending is disjointed, there is no real twist and you could see it all coming a mile off!
I rented this due to the five star reviews it was given. All I can say is anyone who gives this five stars really hasn't seen many movies ...
Nice work ...By Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 06 Dec 2007Lively tale with an unsuspected ending. Nick Nolte on top form as a washed out crimmo/druggie who meets a young Russian girl and decides to buck his ideas up. Good location shooting in the Cote d'Azur and tight script/direction from Neil Jordan.
Chaos theory.By granita (216 reviews) from Farnham , 21 Jun 2007This could have been an excellent heist movie. All the ingredients were there. (Although it in no way compares to a classy movie like 'Oceans Eleven.') Inexplicably, 'The Good Thief', directed by the famous Neil Jordan, was a complete mess. Basically, it was a good plot, involving a double bluff on a Monte Carlo casino, stealing the contents of their safe and their multi-million franc art collection. But spoilt by complicated plot deviations and superfluous characters. It seemed to me that the directors tried make a cool movie in the typically French film noir genre and it just didn't work. And in spite of various ploys to drum up the right atmosphere - numerous nightclub scenes, wild dancing, Moroccan style music, people smoking dope in toilets, rescued Russian prostitute perpetually wandering around in knickers smoking endless cigarettes - the whole thing seemed contrived and phoney. Especially that the viewer is expected to believe that this 17 year old beauty falls instantly in love with Nolte who is old enough to be her grandfather.
To add to the general frustration,Nick Nolte's delivery is so incomprehensible that I considered switching on the subtitles. Has he become so complacent in his comfortable niche that he no longer cares whether we understand what he is saying? I hope not, because he's a fine actor.
Finally...Ralph Fiennes has a small part as a crooked art dealer, which he plays very well, and yet is uncredited. What went on there?
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