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Thief

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Released 1981

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Director:
Michael Mann
Released:
1981
Rating:
R
A safecracker (James Caan) runs into trouble with the mob when he wants to quit after one last heist.

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  • 90

    Newsweek David Ansen

    Brutal and precision-made, Thief is a high-tech crime movie that closes in on its subject with such relentless purpose that it approaches abstraction. Nothing enters Mann's frame t...

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's one of those films where you feel the authority right away: This movie knows its characters, knows its story, and knows exactly how it wants to tell us about them.

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    Realism by nature offends the dogmatic, and Michael Mann, in a writing-directing debut that makes one want to see his next movie instantly, is a devotee of the realistic in factual...

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    Crime, 80s