The Good Thief
The Good Thief (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 2, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bolstered by Nolte's strong performance, The Good Thief brims with seductive style.

Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It's a heist film with a muddled plot, a character study with no personality.

Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)

The Good Thief is worth seeing, if only for Nolte's turn as the loveable de-toxing rogue.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Rumpled and dissolute, Nolte shambles through this gracefully atmospheric crime film with a cool poignancy that verges on the comic.

Sean Axmaker

A faithful remake, a spirited updating, and a deft, colorful, thoroughly entertaining heist film swimming in character and atmosphere, Neil Jordan's The Good Thief (2002)... may not be his best film, but it is one of his most purely enjoyable.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Great fun despite its deficiency as a presumed thriller.

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David Edelstein

This is a movie for which you want to give an award to the casting director, Susie Figgis.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Nolte's hard lived, leather-lined face looks like a Muncie road map, and fits robber Bob to each crease.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
A movie that tried really hard for the "cool" factor, complete with a "cool" french soundtrack. It's a decent watch. It may have been… More
Michael S
I prefer this over Bob La Flambeur.
danny d
while the story was solid and the end was very good, the script was awful, the acting sub par, and the directing by niel jordan distractingly bad. some give… More
John Ballantine
I like films that successfully give actors fish out of water characters. The professional in a foreign land. Here we get a good American in Nice exercise and it… More
Al S
A stylish, tense, sexy and electrifying crime thriller. Explosive, smart, bold, funny and exciting. Nick Nolte has never been better. Gives his best performance… More
Remi Logan
I'll be honest: I only watched this movie because of Said Taghmoui. The story was just so-so for me and I just couldn't take my mind off the bad… More