The Thieves
The Thieves (2012)

It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet. Popie [Jung Jae-Lee] is the muscle and brains; Pepsee [Hye-su Kim] is the safecracker.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"The Thieves" carves its own niche with moments of romance and stylish mayhem mixed with a more emotionally conflicted, winner-take-all sensibility than its American brethren.

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Jonathan Kiefer
Village Voice

Easier to like than it is to follow, Choi Dong-hoon's glossy caper boasts all the pomp and cajolery of the true international blockbuster.

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Niki Boyle
The List

In dire need of a keen editor, and perhaps some clearer subtitling.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

[A] sprawling, relentlessly entertaining thriller.

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Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post

Most American caper flicks are cool their forefathers are film noir but The Thieves screams to be hot, its pomposity is a point of pride, and while it's highly entertaining, its charm isn't very sophisticated and in effect, not very long-lasting.

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Chris Sawin

The Thieves comes off like the Ocean's Eleven of South Korean cinema, but it also seems to be all talk and not enough action. Although slightly disappointing, The Thieves is worth seeing for its final 45 adrenaline pumping minutes.

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David Fear
Time Out

Welcome to the K-cinema equivalent of comfort food.

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Josh Slater-Williams
The Skinny

Sadly, plot padding sees the film, lengthy for a heist thriller at 136 minutes, eventually wear out its welcome.

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Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

it's all very slickly realised... but the sheer number of mood swings, double crosses and narrative twists eventually becomes exhausting, while making it impossible to engage with the protean players or to care much who eventually comes up diamonds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Dong-hoon Choi delivers the stolen goods in <i>The Thieves</i>.<p>For 2 hours and 15 minutes the story keeps the pressure on as the plot… More
Anthony Valletta
A heist film America wishes it could make. Funny, lots of action and some very human/touching moments with an ending that keeps you guessing. A great cast… More
Caesar Mendez
The Thieves follows hardened robber Macao Park who wants to steal a $20 million diamond from a casino in Macau. In order to pull off the perfect heist, he… More
Jesse Ortega
I'm a person who really doesn't enjoy caper films. I just find the idea horribly repetitive and I don't enjoy the fact that the majority of the… More