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on 8 August 2015
First or second film by Michael Mann, it includes all his best qualities, although I don't think it's his best one: a great use of sound (not just music) and silence, almost unreal mis-en-scene of the environment, and still being realistic, and great direction of actors (James Caan gives one of his best performance ever). It's bitter, dry, abstract sometimes. I don't like his use of music that much (maybe Manhunter, INsider and Heat were the only one where music was not cheap or overwhelming, during a scene). Blu ray transfer is quite impressing and you forgive some scenes were they obviously could not correct some grainy dark shots.
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on 26 May 2015
A brilliant release of Michael Mann's best film, Arrow trumps the US Criterion release, featuring two versions (although there are more) of Thief.

Thoroughly recommended. I don't know how it could be improved upon. If you want the original theatrical release (with original colour timing), it's here: if you want Mann's tweaked version (with more 'modern' *bleugh* teal colour timing) it's here also.
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on 2 April 2016
I was worried that Caan would be synonymous with his character from 'The Godfather' but he managed to play a decent role. I found the scenes where they used the 'burn bars' incredibly tense! There are lots of parallels with 'Heat' and it's easy to see just what Mann was able to do was able to do with a bigger budget.
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on 25 March 2017
A great movie & a great purchase for anybody with a taste for classic 80's crime movies 🎥
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on 27 April 2017
James Caan at his best, most enjoyable. Thank you for prompt delivery – an excellent shopping experience.
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on 24 August 2017
An early, little known masterpiece with a brilliant soundtrack. (One day perhaps they will reissue Michael Mann's The Keep on a decent DVD too!)
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on 7 March 2015
A superb movie debut of Michael Mann. James caan at the top of his game. An excellent examination of the criminal world.
Two disc blu ray off Arrow video which has loads of extras and two cuts of Thief.
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on 11 February 2017
Great performance from Caan, good gritty 70's film!
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on 31 January 2017
Added to my collection
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on 27 March 2016
immaculate
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