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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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on 9 February 2009
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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`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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on 10 July 2015
This CD is a deviation from my normal purchases but then a change is as good as a rest, I do like these two actors films they are Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderos,it is the usual suspece film but this time with a twist Morgan known for playing good parts this time plays a baddy.
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on 21 January 2010
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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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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This is a strange one. The cast is admirable enough, the story is very clever in parts and the director an experienced professional who has delivered very good movies before - yet somehow, "Thick As Thieves" just doesn't work.

The idea on paper of Banderas and Freeman working together is probably what got this made - the reality of it is that there's very little chemistry between them - they come across as misfits instead of matches.

It does work between Banderas and the lovely/sexy Radha Mitchell and its also fab to see Robert Forster in any movie. But when you think of the sheer electricity that Freeman and Jack Nicholson generated in "The Bucket List", you realise that there's something's seriously amiss here. It's also known as "The Code" in the States - and you know you're in trouble when they can't even settle on a name...

The Blu Ray picture is exceptional in places (when Freeman and Banderas plan the heist in the bar - close up on their faces), but only OK in other places (the NYPD reception in the jewellers). There's a "Making Of" that consists of the crew shooting segments (mostly outdoors) where Freeman looks bored all the time and Banderas gets eyed up by everyone - there's also a few cast interviews that are OK, but hardly great.

Three stars. A rental I'm afraid.
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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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on 31 October 2015
Good fun picture quality cast
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on 8 March 2013
Because its part of a collection of films that the actor tom hardy has starred in.
Have watched it a few times and the quality is excellent
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