Notable Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Hye-soo, Jeon Ji-hyun, Kim Hae-sook, Oh Dal-soo, Kim Soo-hyun, Simon Yam, Angelica Lee, Derek Tsang
Initially, my impression with "The Thieves" was faulty. The film looked like a rather mundane rehash of the concept and idea behind caper films like "Ocean's Eleven", where a team of quirky characters get together to work out their differences and pull off some ridiculous theft that requires far too much effort and thought to be truly worth the money. I kept hopeful despite these thoughts going into the beautiful looking "The Thieves." The concept of a combination of Korean and Chinese cast was intriguing and the film certainly looked gorgeous, but sometimes it takes more than that to sell a film. To its benefit, "The Thieves" is a much better film than I expected even if it tended to hit the formulaic beats in the first half. Yes, the first half. It's the second half that really caught me off guard...in a great way.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime. At least for thieves any way. A group of South Korean thieves will have to team up with a group of Hong Kong thieves to make it happen though. A massive diamond is being held at a casino in Macau and a rebel thief mastermind Macau Park (Kim Yoon-seok) has to get the two teams to work together to pull it off. As tensions rise between the members, both within groups and against others, the mysteries of their pasts will begin to unfold as betrayal and double face pop up to threaten the entire operation.
|Professional safe cracker...I would love to put that on a resume.|
|How could I go without posting a picture of Simon Yam, one of my favorite cult actors.|
|Hang on folks, shit gets real in the second half.|
Written By Matt Reifschneider
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