The Good Thief
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Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera, aging gambler Bob Montagnet is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectacular sleight of hand--two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Under the watchful eye of Roger, a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo and Raoul, technical mastermind Vladimer, former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said, Anne, a young Eastern girl Montagnet rescued from prostitution, and the perfect complement to a double theft--identical twins… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Jordan's repeated freeze-frames try a little too hard for nonchalance, the overall cocktail of Gallic insouciance and American film noir grit delivers such relaxant properties you forgive a few foibles."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It's a heist film with a muddled plot, a character study with no personality."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Nolte's hard lived, leather-lined face looks like a Muncie road map, and fits robber Bob to each crease."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Es casi una película hecha por divertimento, lo cual no está nada mal, pero no hay que pedirle mucho más que eso."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Watching an actor at the top of his game is a pleasure even if the film is only good, not great."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Mr. Jordan has lovingly recreated much of what glittered in the hard French thrillers that once starred Delon and Belmondo, and provided a superbly customized vehicle for the salty charms of ashtray-voiced Nick Nolte."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Rumpled and dissolute, Nolte shambles through this gracefully atmospheric crime film with a cool poignancy that verges on the comic."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The best and most enjoyable English-language crime picture since Jackie Brown."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Ao contrário do impecável anti-herói do original, Nick Nolte confere vulnerabilidade ao protagonista e, no processo, leva esta refilmagem a superar a produção de 1955."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Outside of Nick Nolte's performance, the rest of the film is a by the numbers heist drama"
‑ Josh Gilchrist,
"Great fun despite its deficiency as a presumed thriller."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"This is a movie for which you want to give an award to the casting director, Susie Figgis."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"When it comes to movies about one last, high-stakes score, Nolte in The Good Thief pales next to Gene Hackman's low-keyed brilliance in Heist."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"A fine film: Jordan creates the seedy ambience and Nolte provides the complex performance that together carry this film through a few minor rough patches."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"A heist movie without a thrilling heist is obviously in trouble . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
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