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Good Thief

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Product Overview

Bob mantagnet is a wise and weary thief who gambles it all on the casino heist of a lifetime in the decadent french riviera.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40224589
UPC 024543085409
UPC 14 00024543085409
Format DVD
Release Date 8/2/2006
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Nick Nolte
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Name Ralph Fiennes
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Name Tceky Karyo
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Directors
Name Neil Jordan
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Cast & Crew
Marc Lavoine - Actor
Nick Nolte - Actor
Nutsa Kukhianidze - Actor
Ouassini Embarek - Actor
Patricia Kell - Actor
Chris Menges - Cinematographer
Neil Jordan - Director
Tony Lawson - Editor
Neil Jordan - Executive Producer
Elliot Goldenthal - Musical Score
Seaton McLean - Producer
Anthony Pratt - Production Designer
Auguste Le Breton - Screenplay
Neil Jordan - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Good Thief, directed by Neil Jordan (Mona Lisa, The Crying Game) is a remake of a famous 1955 French film named Bob Le Flambeur, by Jean-Pierre Melville. The Good Thief is drawn to the affectionate study of a character who is admirable in every way except that he cannot bring himself to stop breaking the law. But it is juicier, jazzier, with a more charismatic hero.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Neil Jordan's The Good Thief works significantly better as a character piece than as a heist film. The movie, which is overplotted yet underwritten, cares more for its protagonist than for the circumstances he finds himself in. Unlike most caper films, The Good Thief expends little time and effort delving into the "nuts and bolts" details of the heist. We get some broad details, but, in the end, even attentive viewers will find themselves befuddled by what happens. This will undoubtedly cause some audience members to depart the theater in a state of frustration
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
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DVD, No Longer Produced
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Video Format DVD
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Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Nolte brings a raspy authority to the role...
Jeffrey Anderson, San Francisco Examiner a potent atmosphere and another all-time great performance... by Nick Nolte.
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