Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief)
Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief) (1991)

In this action comedy from Hong Kong, a trio of orphans have grown to become art thieves. When their foster father, a crime boss, forces them into stealing a painting, they pull off the job and are double-crossed. To get even, the trio… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 2, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Weinberg

Anyone who already owns The Killer and Hard-Boiled will undoubtedly still find much to enjoy within Once a Thief.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Fails to deliver the action goods that John Woo fans want, and his skill with a romantic plot is not very good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A classic good time at the movies. An outrageous, stylish and exhilarating action-packed comedy. It's full of smarts, suspense. gun-play and big laughs. A… More
Sean Lass
Some of the goofier comedic elements didn't work for me, but there are still some very enjoyable sequences. Its Woo's weakest HK film that I've… More
Anthony Valletta
One of the classic John Woo/Chow Yu-Fat collaborations. A comedy action film with nice twists and much imitated action sequences.