The Good Thief

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Released 2003

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The Good Thief

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Director:
Neil Jordan
Released:
2003
Rating:
R
The Good Thief, by renowned director Neil Jordan, is an exciting remake of the classic French heist film Bob le Flambeur. Bob (Nick Nolte), the "good thief" of the title, starts the film as a well-liked criminal living in Nice in the south of France. Although he's a heroin addict who moves in seedy circles, Bob lives up to his nickname when he saves a prostitute from her violent pimp. Even a local police officer, when he hears that Bob is planning a job, wants to get involved not to punish Bob but to keep him from hurting himself. The film follows Bob as he comes out of his retirement from crime to plan and execute one last heist. To succeed, Bob will have to contend not only with cops and criminals but also with his own self-destructive tendencies. Critics have praised The Good Thief for its beautiful cinematography, intelligent screenplay, and jarring performance by Nick Nolte.

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    Gambling, Crime, Thrillers