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The Good Thief (2002)

Haunted by the crimes of his youth, Christopher returns to his hardscrabble neighborhood with hopes of starting an honest life... See full synopsis »

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Haunted by the crimes of his youth, Christopher returns to his hardscrabble neighborhood with hopes of starting an honest life... See full synopsis »

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What journey would you make when each is a dream? Is there such a thing as a second chance? What if there was only one way out?

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8 August 2002 (USA)  »

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The One Road Home  »

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Director needs to get with the program.
14 September 2006 | by (Emmaus, PA) – See all my reviews

I talked to a few people who worked on this film, so I quickly rented the DVD when it was released. This is R.T. Herwigs's first and most like last film. He seems to lack any knowledge on how to make a good film. Others have said that Herwig has taken an artistic approach in an attempt to explain why this film is so bad.

Too many canted angles – the look of the film reminds me of the Joker's hideout on the old Batman TV series. Canted angles work if they help portray a characters mental state, but having every single scene shot at an angle waters down the effect.

The principal actors do an adequate job. But the supporting actors are poor in their craft. Christopher's mother is too young for the part.

Horrible DVD transfer is full of bad splices plus the poor DVD rendering is full of noise and artifacts. Its not even encoded for DVD wide screen mode which is the first anamorphic DVD I've come across. Other annoyances include: - The street people are unconvincing – too clean cut. - Actors give long soliloquies on how miserable they are. - Too many people have Irish accents; hey it's the year 2004 not 1850! - Lighting is half-baked; just using a single key light with no fill. The gaffer either did a poor job or perhaps it's another artistic touch! - Melodramatic acting. Can't understand why Christopher decided to take the crime job and then later refuses to go through with it. His character was inconsistent.


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