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The Thieves(도둑들)

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Korea · 2012
2h 15m
Director Choi Dong-hoon
Starring Kim Yoon-seok, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jung-jae, Jun Ji-hyun
Genre Action, Crime

Popeye leads a gang of South Korean thieves and teams up with a Hong Kong crew led by his former boss to steal a diamond from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. Each team is looking for revenge and to get away with the diamond for themselves.

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Ting Shing Koh Profile picture for Ting Shing Koh

For fans of the Ocean's trilogy, or just about any heist movie sprinkled with comedic elements, the intricate plot and unpredictable characters kept me on the edge of my seat!

What are critics saying?


Village Voice by

Easier to like than it is to follow, Choi Dong-hoon's glossy caper boasts all the pomp and cajolery of the true international blockbuster.


Time Out by David Fear

A cross-pollinated mixture of Hollywood-blockbuster bombast, Asian cool and '60s Vegas ring-a-ding swing.


Los Angeles Times by Gary Goldstein

While the movie's second half feels more consequential - and more impressively action-packed - than its first part, it also loses some of its initial charm and quirk via a protracted, often dizzying descent into a kind of booty-centric game of hot potato.


Slant Magazine by Steve Macfarlane

A dazzling heist film that can't help but come off as duly influenced by Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, South Korea's number one box-office champ of all time is never less than clever.

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