Thieves (Les Voleurs)
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André Téchiné's complex and ambitious crime drama starts with a prologue in which a little boy is awakened in the middle of the night by two strangers bringing home his father's body. The story of the deceased, Ivan (Didier Bezace), and his involvement with car thieves unfolds in flashbacks as told by different people: Ivan's policeman brother Alex (Daniel Auteuil); Juliette (Laurence Côte), a young woman involved with the both brothers; and Marie (Catherine Deneuve), an unhappy philosophy professor in love with Juliette. Auteuil and Deneuve played siblings three years earlier in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Deneuve gives one of her best performances ever, though she's not exactly the movie's focus. Of the many pleasures here, one is trying to guess just who the dramatic focal point is."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"[An] overly complex pseudo-thriller."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Techine involves us in a subtle, gradual process of discovery; each piece changes the relationship of the others. He is so wise about these criminals, he makes the bad guys in most American films look like cartoon characters."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"There is never enough reason for the audience to care about these people, and everyone speaks in circles when some straight-up conversation might be better."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"What I am interested in is showing people who are alive and therefore in conflict."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
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