The Good Thief Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for The Good Thief the Movie

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Jordan's stylish remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Bob le Flambeur" serves as a showcase for Nolte's magnificent performance. Nolte is Bob, an American inveterate gambler, heroin addict, and master thief whom everyone likes, including the French cop (Karyo) who wants to save him from himself. When Bob loses the last of his money at the track, he's talked into masterminding an art heist at a casino with the usual band of multinational partners. Along the way, he rescues a young waitress from a pimp, taking her under his wing. Jordan provides plenty of atmosphere and noir-heist dialogue, although the plot gets a little tricky and may induce some head-scratching at the end.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from French, British, Irish.

Cast and Crew

Stolen from France, Heists: Casinos, France, Gambling, Growing Older, Drug Use & Abuse, Heists: Art, Cops, Twins
Neil Jordan
Nick Nolte, Tcheky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Gerard Darmon, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Emir Kusturica, Marc Lavoine, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Ouassini Embarek, Sarah Bridges
Chris Menges
Neil Jordan
Elliot Goldenthal
Ralph Fiennes, David Stephenson, Tony Lawson, Anthony Pratt, Penny Rose
Stephen Woolley, John Wells, Seaton McLean, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Fox Searchlight

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