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King of Thieves (2019)



Critic Consensus: King of Thieves unites an incredible cast for a heist movie brimming with potential -- most of which, sadly, evaporates long before the end credits have started to roll.

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A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.

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Kellie Shirley
as Terri Robinson
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All Critics (82) | Top Critics (18)

It's kind of a mishmash of tones... [But] these guys could just sit around and have tea and talk and it would be enormously watchable.

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

There's some real, small pleasure in watching these old lions at work...

January 30, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's a marvel to watch Caine, Courtenay, Broadbent and Gambon go at each other with an aplomb that dazzles.

January 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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The script (by Joe Penhall, based on a magazine article by Mark Seal) runs in fits and starts, but the camerawork from Danny Cohen keeps the mood lively during any lulls.

January 25, 2019 | Full Review…

King of Thieves is a disappointing mess that lacks both suspense and a clear identity. Not even the occasional joy of seeing these fine actors riff with one another can save it.

January 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

With a cast this rich in experience and history and a fact-based heist of such enormous scale, King of Thieves sounds like a shake-and-bake classic in the making, which makes its pedestrian execution all the more puzzling to behold.

January 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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