Thieves (Les Voleurs)
Thieves (Les Voleurs) (1996)

This challenging French film starts out like a standard crime drama but soon evolves into a complex exploration of the ways in which a murder impacts the lives of the four people most involved, one of whom is a child.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1996
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

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.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

[An] overly complex pseudo-thriller.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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.

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Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

What I am interested in is showing people who are alive and therefore in conflict.

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