• The Good Thief (2003)

The Good Thief

Release Date: April 16th, 2003

DVD Release Date: August 19th, 2003

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Bob (Nick Nolte) is an aging thief who has seen better days and is battling both an addiction to heroin and a growing gambling problem. But he still thinks he has one more big score in him and plots a massive heist of a Monte Carlo casino. In order to pull off the theft, he'll need an amazing team of accomplices and will have to outwit his nemesis, the local police chief (Tcheky Karyo). The chief knows that Bob is up to something, but can he figure it out before Bob makes off with millions?

Cast: Nick Nolte, Tchéky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Gérard Darmon, Emir Kusturica, Marc Lavoine, Ouassini Embarek, Mark Polish

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Alliance Atlantis Communications

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Quest, Tense, Gritty, Suspenseful, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago 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

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