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The Thieves

The Thieves
  • 2012
  • South Korea
  • 135 min
  • Directed by: Choi Dong-hun
  • Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Hye-soo, Jeon Ji-hyun
  • Language: Korean, Japanese, English, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • UK release: 1 November 2012

Korean heist movie aiming to be the Eastern equivalent of Ocean’s Eleven. Unfortunately, it comes in rather below those slick expectations. The film picks up in the second half, when the hefty cast list is streamlined and there are some great set-pieces including a three-way abseiling shoot-out. As it is, the film is in dire need of a keen editor, and perhaps some clearer subtitling.

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The Thieves

13 Feb 20133 stars

Patchy Korean heist flick with an overly large cast but some impressive action set-pieces

Korean writer/director Choi Dong-Hoon follows up previous efforts The Big Swindle and Tazza: The High Rollers with another crime caper aiming to be the Eastern equivalent of Ocean’s Eleven. Unfortunately, The Thieves comes in rather below those slick…

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