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The Good Thief Review

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  • 4.0

    out of 100

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Of the original and the remake, only one film feels authentic, and it's not The Good Thief.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The trouble with all this is that it's thin movie tinsel that, while lovingly polished, never becomes more than tinsel. The Good Thief has a glib stylishness (the rapid freeze-frames at the end of scenes signify...nothing), yet it lacks a blast of reality to balance its fable.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    For a movie that earns its R-rating for drug content and violence atop language and sexuality, it leaves you with the next thing to a mellow smile.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Nick Nolte plays a great shambling wreck of a wounded Hemingway hero in The Good Thief, a film that's like a descent into the funkiest dive on the wrong side of the wrong town.

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