Thief

1981

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

103
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 20324

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James Caan as Frank
James Belushi as Barry
William Petersen as Katz & Jammer Bartender
Tuesday Weld as Jessie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Woodyanders 9 / 10

Bang-up crime thriller winner

Professional safe cracker Frank (superbly played with fierce steely resolve by James Caan) lives by his own personal code of honor and yearns to amass enough money so he can leave crime behind in order to lead a more normal life. Frank gets involved with a major jewelry robbery that he believes will be his ticket out, but things don't go exactly as planned.

Directed with tremendous style and precision by Michael Mann (who also wrote the taut and involving script), with a tough gritty tone, a substantial amount of tension, striking glittery cinematography by Donald E. Thorin, a riveting story that unfolds at a constant pace, a great moody pulsating score by Tangerine Dream, complex and believable characters, and a fantastic and meticulous major heist set piece that's both gripping and exciting in equal measure, this film packs one hell of a punch. Moreover, Mann astutely captures a harrowing sense of raw desperation bubbling just underneath the glossy surface which explodes in the rousing last third with Frank resorting to desperate measures in a violent last bid to retain his integrity and autonomy. The terrific acting by the super cast keeps this movie humming: Tuesday Weld brings a touching vulnerability to her role as Frank's sweet, but damaged wife Jessie, Robert Prosky delivers a supremely chilling portrayal of ruthless and domineering crime boss Leo, James Belushi lends sturdy support as Frank's easygoing partner Barry, and Willie Nelson shines in his regrettably small part as Frank's folksy mentor Okla. An excellent and impressive film.

Reviewed by rodrig58 10 / 10

Very good!

Tuesday Weld is very convincing in her role, I also liked her in "I Walk the Line" (1970). Best role for James Caan from all the movies I've seen him. Willie Nelson, a small but important role, well played, in his dramatic, well-known, effective way. Robert Prosky, in the role of the villain, better than in his other roles, also as a vicious guy, from other films. Jim Belushi is OK. Dennis Farina, and all the other actors, as well as associates of Prosky or bad cops, all very good. In short, Michael Mann's best movie of all I've seen. The music signed Tangerine Dream, one of my favorite bands, is cool too.

Reviewed by Fluke_Skywalker 7 / 10

Mann's the man, but this is Caan's movie

Plot; A jewel thief's plans for a normal family life are disrupted when he strikes a deal with a powerful high end fence.

Michael Mann's signature style is already fully formed in his first feature film. All of the hallmarks are there, if not quite yet perfected. But it's all held together by an exceptional performance from James Caan. He rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as contemporaries like De Niro, Pacino and Hackman, but at his best he's absolutely their equal and perhaps their better. Well, maybe not Hackman. Dude's the G.O.A.T. in my book, for whatever that's worth. 

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