King of Thieves

King of Thieves

DVD - 2019
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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 the infamous true events.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2019]
ISBN: 9786317682146
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Ki
Description: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language throughout


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May 17, 2019

From various news sources and wiki pages, the movie sticks pretty much to real people and events. Since the audacious 2015 Easter Weekend heist, "largest burglary in English legal history," is news to me, an engaging story to see the esteemed actors playing the burglars nicknamed by the media as "Mr Ginger, Mr Strong, Mr Montana, The Gent, The Tall Man and The Old Man". Now, how can one find such a true crime dull? Besides it is fun watching the reenactment of the elderly crooks' planing and doing their swansong job the old school way, and thieving the loot every chance they get.

Similar recent films:
The Old Man & the Gun - 2018. Redford ★★★
The Mule - 2018. Eastwood ★★★½
(Too bad that Terence Stamp in the 1999's The Limey ★★★★ is not in the cast of tough old men.)

Another movie: The Hatton Garden Job 2017
Non-fiction novel: “The Last Job 2019” by Dan Bilefsky that explores a famous London robbery -- Over Easter weekend 2015, a motley crew of six English thieves, several in their sixties and seventies, couldn't resist coming out of retirement for one last career-topping heist. Their target: the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit, in the heart of London's medieval diamond district.

Apr 22, 2019

One of the worst movies in quite some time. Heck, even the continuous Tiki Club brand of background music was annoying. But not as annoying as the worn out premise of a troupe of elderly ex-cons bumbling their way through one last job. There’s nothing endearing and quaint about this embarrassing hot mess. Michael Caine, you should be ashamed.


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