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Joe Moore has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him and a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore, his partner Bobby Blane and their utility man, Pinky Pincus, find themselves broke, betrayed and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do Bergman's one last big job. Will Bergman shop Moore to the police? Will Moore's wife trade him in for a younger model? Will Blane and Pincus cut… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I couldn't believe any of it on any level, though it could be described as 'fun.'"
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"There's something offensive about how Mamet continues to win praise as a serious filmmaker with such a joyless picture, a picture that -- intentionally -- gives the audience so little."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"Captivating David Mamet movie for grownups."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"This is a world not unlike superhero comics, only in this world the heroes have the superhuman ability to knock down buildings with a split-second comeback line."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Your typical heist film with a few improvements."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"This cast is excellent. Heist, though, proves that enormously talented people can make a pretty lousy movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A perfectly pleasurable ride."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"[Mamet] is a giant in several areas, but I'm not sure moviemaking is one of them."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Como em todo roteiro escrito por Mamet, os diálogos são excelentes e a trama é engenhosa - mas desta vez o excesso de reviravoltas acaba comprometendo o resultado final."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Heist is better than The Score, not because it is more surprising or the actorly turns by the principals better realized, but simply because it is better written and the direction is more fluid."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The movie is super fun, even if some of its tricks seem to strain credulity."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A minor work by a major guy."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Structured as a trick within a trick within a trick, Mamet's latest contribution to film noir is a mildly entertaining crimer that nonetheless exposes his strenuous efforts to outsmart the audience."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The methodical planning of the caper is completely mesmerizing."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Mamet plays his cards carefully enough to raise the performances into a meditation on the nature of trust itself."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
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