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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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…