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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Nolte brings a raspy authority to the role, and director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) surrounds him with colorful characters. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Though it ultimately recovers, too much of The Good Thief forgets about Bob, and in the process the movie loses much of its allure and vividness. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    For a movie that earns its R-rating for drug content and violence atop language and sexuality, it leaves you with the next thing to a mellow smile. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Of the original and the remake, only one film feels authentic, and it's not The Good Thief. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cinema as jazz. More precisely, jazz traded by the likes of Charlie Parker, Billie Holliday, Chet Baker -- blurry, opiated, jagged with melancholy and stone cold beautiful. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    With his haggard good looks and bearish presence, Nolte is the main event in this colorful three-ring circus of a heist picture. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Nolte's gambler-bandit Bob Montagnet is a triumph of imagination, touched with electric existential poetry. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Nick Nolte plays a great shambling wreck of a wounded Hemingway hero in The Good Thief, a film that's like a descent into the funkiest dive on the wrong side of the wrong town. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's a zest and brilliance in Neil Jordan's racy heist thriller The Good Thief that makes it almost intoxicating to watch. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    So smooth and satisfying it makes the similar "Ocean's Eleven" look like a game of three-card monte. show more

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