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  • Actors: Rade Serbedzija, Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster, Corey Johnson, Antonio Banderas
  • Directors: Mimi Leder
  • Writers: Ted Humphrey
  • Producers: Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Danny Lerner, David Varod
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Feb. 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001KYNCL4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,737 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Heist thriller starring Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. Heavily in debt to the Russian mob, a veteran criminal (Freeman) decides to recruit a novice thief (Banderas) to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault. Radha Mitchell co-stars as the temptress who comes between the partners in crime.

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3.7 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 6 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman star in this caper flick that tries to be somewhere between Ocean's Eleven and Lucky Number Slevin. It's the story of two thieves trying to take down an impossible score whilst under threat from nasty Russian mobsters. All is not that simple, and someone is being played. But who?

The two leads acquit themselves well, though never really hit the highs that both are capable of. The script is workmanlike and delivers all the necessary, though you feel it could have been tightened up a bit (especially the final 10-15 minutes or so, which feel oddly tacked on). Direction is similarly OK, but nothing special. In all it's a servicable crime caper flick, but doesn't really manage to make a huge impression. Undemanding inoffensive fare, 3 stars.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. F. Gilby on 9 Feb. 2009
Format: DVD
My mum picked this one up at the rental store and we gave it a go, watching it last night. The story is about a famous thief played by the ever excellent Morgan Freeman recuiting handsome Antonio Banderas to steal eggs to give it back to a nasty Russian guy. While planning their steal, Banderas enjoys some loving from Freeman's goddaughter Rahah Mitchell while hiding a shocking twist that will come out sooner than later. Slick, fast-pacing, lots of twist and a great ending makes this movie a good watch. Freeman and Banderas fit just right as the thieves while Mitchell is okay as the love intrest. Recommened if you like a good story, shocking twists and any of the leads.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 26 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
This is one of those crime thrillers that screams, "See how clever I am." You know from the mild beginning twists to expect more plot twists. The game I played was "How many twists can you identify?"

Famous art thief Ripley (Morgan Freeman) recruits jewel thief Gabriel Martin (Antonio Banderas) to help him pull an impossible heist. Gabriel falls for Alexandra (Radha Mitchell) a friend of Ripley's. Meanwhile Lt. Weber (Robert Forster) is investigating Ripley, knowing he is going to rob a rich Russian living in NYC.

The film moved quickly and kept me entertained. I enjoyed the acting and the dialouge with its innuendos. It is light enough of a crime thriller for the ladies to enjoy. The characters remind you, "Don't assume anything."

Parental Guide: Brief F-bombs, sex, and nudity, but not excessive. Each in itself might constitute a PG-13 rating but collectively they would get an "R." Was that Banderas' naked butt in that love scene or a body double? I am guessing a double.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. M. Egan on 21 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD
Morgan chose his accomplice in the first place - he must like complications!!! Popcorn movie, but you have to swich off your brain. Harmless fun and certainly not the worse movie you will watch
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By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD
`Thick as Thieves' is a pretty average heist movie with Morgan Freeman as the high level thief and Antonio Banderas as his accomplice. They set out to rob a Russian Jewellers of their Faberge eggs and work out their scheme to do so. The planning part of the film is pretty uninspired and lots of dubious, high tech gadgets are utilised to pull off their heist, but all in all it is quite unbelievable. The love interest for Banderas is mainly a vehicle for him to get his kit off for his female fans and the chemistry between them is distinctly lacking. In fact it feels as if any real emotion is devoid in Banderas' performance and he came across as uninspired and acting by numbers throughout. Freeman is ok to watch and gives his role his usual tranquil, Zen like edge, but he should have chosen a better film for his talents. There is quite a good twist at the end, but nothing groundbreaking or which you couldn't guess yourself by half way through. Saying all of that, this film is still ok to watch and is a fairly satisfying way to spend 90 minutes. It has one major plot flaw which I can't divulge without spoiling the ending, but whilst this isn't great, it isn't completely dire either.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Feb. 2010
Format: DVD
This is a so-so heist movie though not really in the Rififi class. The target is an interesting challenge, the key plot twists are neat (though may not help post-film believability), but I found the acting a bit pedestrian; no-one broke a sweat. The female lead seemed to be in a perpetual bad mood. It desperately needed to up the tension and to make us care about the characters.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shonagh Simmonds on 20 April 2009
Format: DVD
this was a hackneyed pile of rubbish with lame acting cheap production values and predictable twist.It looked like it had been made for T.V did it have a cinema release?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. O'Leary on 19 Mar. 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Although Morgan Freeman works hard and is supported by a passable performance by Antonio Banderas (along with an unhappy looking Robert Forster), he is unable to rescue this film entirely from it's daft script and poor directing. Although it is quite an enjoyable story, any viewer will be constantly groaning as they watch.

For starters are the empty threats Freeman often makes to Banderas not to engage in any romantic shenanigans with his god-daughter (Radha Mitchell). Whether he finds them talking in the street, drinking in a nightclub, or even in bed together, he just repeats his stern warning. Talk about having a bark worse than your bite. Then there's the nightclub frequented by the film's characters; while the same Tatu song appears to be played endlessly, Radha seduces Antonio with her dancing. She looks like a aged, drunken aunt at a family wedding, and is just as sexy - Uma Thurman she ain't. Next there are problems with the heist itself, we are led to believe it was meticulously planned, but it seems to rely on an awful lot of luck; one particular problem with a voice activated security device is overcome with one of the most lazy plot devices I can remember. Finally, the ending is particularly clumsy; the tie-ups for the twists don't work, and when you think the film IS finally finished, were back to the nightclub to listen to Tatu again! References in the movie to heist classics such as Topkapi don't help either.

Good points? well, it is still an entertaining story which does manage to conjure up some excitement in a couple of scenes, and Morgan Freeman's performance is still strong; even though he never does actually tear Banderas a new one for messing with his god-daughter, you always believe he will.

The Blu-Ray presentation is also a little disappointing ; although the image quality is superb, the sound is only DD 5.1, and for a modern Blu-Ray release that's not good enough.
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