Skip to main content


Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Mamet -- crafts tangy, well-seasoned dialogue that a good cast can feast on. And this cast is prime. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Even a mediocre David Mamet movie is still a David Mamet movie. That means there are lines to savor, partly because the lines are so good, partly because they are so Mamet. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Passable but never exciting, Heist is on a level with those minor Burt Lancaster action pics the actor's name helped bankroll in the '70s. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An exciting caper, though sometimes a trying one, with great dollops of self-parodying dialogue that will test your loyalty to Mr. Mamet's way with words. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hackman's in it a lot, and he is, as almost always, great fun. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    While not nearly as elaborate as either film, Heist plays like a combination of "The Sting" and "Mission: Impossible." show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The kind of caper movie that was made before special effects replaced wit, construction and intelligence. This movie is made out of fresh ingredients, not cake mix. Despite the twists of its plot, it is about its characters. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Mamet takes exactly those qualities that we most prize in genre movies -- characters, cleverness and high style -- and refines them to a high shine. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The ultimate challenge of making a first-rate caper movie is dishing up often-used ingredients with enough novel twists to make them seem familiar and fresh at the same time. Mamet soars over the hurdles with energy and imagination to spare. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A muscular, endlessly twisty homage to film noir capers like "The Asphalt Jungle." show more

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings