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Thick as Thieves - stylish and slick caper film. Almost.
on 6 June 2012
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.