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Thick as Thieves (2009)

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A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.

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Nicky / Victor (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Gerrit Vooren ...
Bakker
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Transit Cop #1 (as Chucky Venn)
Atanas Srebrev ...
Transit Cop #2
Darrell Las Quevas ...
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Ivan Petrushinov ...
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Victor Boichev ...
Émigré #2 (as Victor Boytchev)
Nickolay Hadjiminev ...
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Madame Irina (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Stefan Shterev ...
Giorgi
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In New York, the experienced art thief, Keith Ripley, invites the bold thief from Miami, Gabriel Martin, to team up with him. He plans the heist of two valuable mysterious antique Faberge eggs, located in a safe, of the well protected Russian jewelry Romanov. Each egg is worth twenty million dollars on the black market, and Ripley needs his cut to free himself from his debt to a powerful mobster, known as Nicky. The reluctant Gabriel agrees to participate, after having a one night stand with Ripley's goddaughter Alexandra Karolin. Meanwhile, the persistent Lieutenant Weber, who has unsuccessfully tried to put Ripley in jail for twenty years, figures out how to anticipate the movements of the criminal in order to catch him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Never trust a thief.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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9 January 2009 (Taiwan)  »

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The Code  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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This is the first of three movies to star Robert Forester and Morgan Freeman. They would alter star in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016). See more »

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When Ripley (Morgan Freeman) and Gabriel (Antonio Banderas) are talking on the rooftop you can easily see in Gabriel's sunglasses the microphone and the cameras. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Weber: Where the hell's my man?
Keith Ripley: Lieutenant... your personal life, none of my business.
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Connections

Followed by Thick as Thieves (2009) See more »

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Not Gonna Get Us
Written by Ivan Shapovalov (as Ivan Nikolaevich Shapovalov), Valerij Polienko, Elena Kiper (as Elena Vladimirovna Kiper), Sergej Galoyan, Trevor Horn
Performed by t.A.T.u.
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI), Unforgettable Songs Ltd / SPZ Music Inc. (BMI),
Universal Music - MGB Songs (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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As Thick As They Come
10 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that, what saved this movie from being a total disaster is not being a very long movie. Hence, the rating of three stars was given instead of one. I invested the first 30 minutes, without much happening. I was hoping on a "thick" plot but boy was I wrong. This movie tries to be another "Bank Job" but fails at surprising or making the viewer think about anything but Antonio's horrid performance.

Average acting on behalf of the crew. Morgan just wanted his money, you could tell that any moment now he was going to run off the stage. The only guy who was remotely good is Papa Patrelli from Heroes the TV series. Playing a frustrated, outsmarted investigator/cop. Now Antonio delivered a performance that made you feel like he reached into your pocket and stole your money. Not once during the entire movie have I forgot that I'm seeing Antonio miserably fail at attempting to take himself seriously.

The movie tried to seem wise or smooth or even funny, but delivered none of the above. The movie passes by without any real point or drive and ending equally pointless.


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