King of Thieves (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

King of Thieves (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
King of Thieves is a crushing bore.  Yup you read that right.  Boring.  It’s not the fault of the mostly entertaining cast, they were obviously as bored as I was.  Nope the fault here lies firmly with the direction of James Marsh who can’t decide if this is a serious real life crime drama (it is) or a knock about old timers Oceans 11.  From Soderbergh Oceans style music to a script littered with F-bombs King of Thieves does everything it can from actually trying to be a good film. And don’t get me wrong – this is my wheel house here.  I love crime & heist movies but King of Thieves is so plodding. so pedestrian and so laboured it could have easily been a cheap LifeTime TV drama.  Michael Caine does good but other than that this is a big fat miss.

Best Bit: Michael Caine

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Oceans 11, Inside Man, The Italian Job 

 


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