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The rule among criminals is don't steal from your own kind. But extreme situations call for extreme measures. And so it goes that a bunch of thieves decide to rob one of the best in the business. The challenge is immense and the rewards great...if they can pull it off.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 206364331
UPC 031398222699
UPC 14 00031398222699
Format DVD
Release Date 1/27/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Colunga,Fernando
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Cast & Crew
Adam Mull - Art Director
Adam Silver - Cinematographer
Andres Levin - Original Music By
Christopher Tandon - Production Designer
Fernando Colunga - Actor
Ivonne Montero - Actor
Joe Menendez - Editor
Joe Menendez - Director
JoJo Henrickson - Writer
Miguel Varoni - Actor
Roni Eguia Menendez, et. al. - Producer
Saul Lisazo - Actor
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review The jaunty heist picture "Ladron Que Roba a Ladron" (A Thief Who Steals From a Thief) almost makes up for the season's previous attempt at a jaunty heist picture, "Ocean's Thirteen," which you may have liked but which I found smug. Some movies leave you feeling like a mugging victim; after that one, I felt smugged...The film also has its share of eye candy. Gabriel Soto, a former Mister World contestant, plays the guy who digs the tunnel to the gold underneath the mansion. When mechanic Rafaela, played by the wonderful Ivonne Montero, wipes off the grease and slips into something dressier, the cohorts eye each other and it's stars and bells...Joe Menendez directs this genial lark. His TV credits include "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide," and though there's nothing flashy or complex about the way Menendez works with crowds or lays out a suspense sequence, he keeps everybody in the same movie. Likewise, screenwriter Jojo Henrickson doesn't dazzle us with his narrative maneuvers. But it's refreshing to see a bit of escapism that takes place in contemporary Southern California as seen, and lived, by those uninterested in aping the "Ocean's Thirteen" vibe of ice-coolness.
Reviewer Michael Phillips
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review A nefarious infomercial tycoon specializing in phony products targeted to Latino viewers gets his comeuppance in pedestrian heist comedy "Ladron que roba a ladron." Mixing pure telenovela trash with populist themes of a Robin Hood redistributing the wealth to exploited couch potatoes, as well as various illegal-immigration topics, Spanish-language, U.S.-made pic is aimed at Univision fans who will lust for its roster of superstars, led by Fernando Colunga...Alejandro (Colunga) reunites with fellow thief Emilio (Miguel Varoni) in Los Angeles to rob the well-guarded safe of an Argentine informercial producer named, oddly (for an Argentinean), Moctezuma Valdez (Saul Lisazo). Distrustful of banks and holding all his cash savings in his home vault, Moctezuma has a history of crime with Alejandro, who masterminds the heist with a motley crew of illegal immigrants treated as invisible help -- theoretically, the perfect cover. Comic touches are obvious and broad, while helmer Joe Menendez lacks the essential energy for a vital heist entertainment. Title, taken from a Latin American proverb, roughly translates to "Thief That Robs a Thief."
Reviewer Robert Koehler
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Colunga,Fernando
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times An effervescent comedy coasting on the charisma of its stars.
Miami Herald A heist movie on par with Rush Hour 3...
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune ...plays like a telenovela without the melodrama. The characters are brightly drawn archetypes, and the humor's very broad. But the tone is nice and brash.
Nathan Rabin, The Onion A.V. Club Entertaining, casually satirical crowd-pleaser.
USA Today Clever, funny and very entertaining.
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