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It's the score of their lives - if they can pull it off. Five thieves at the top of their game, and the crew is assembling for their biggest job yet.Popie's the muscle and brains, Pepsee's the safecracker. Yenicall climbs walls, Zampano is the strategy man, and Chewingum is the master of disguise. But this new score - it's hot. Maybe too hot. But who can resist the Tear of The Sun: a 318-carat diamond, worth 20 million dollars, and locked away in a casino. The vault is impenetrable, the location covered in cops, and everyone knows there's no honor among thieves -especially not the crew Macao Park, Popie's old partner, has forced their team to work with. As they gear up and stroll into the casino with a plan, skills, and a whole lot of nerve, they quickly learn that avoiding the cops may not be their toughest problem. What's Macao Park's real motive? Who will betray them all? And who will walk away with the diamond?
"The Thieves" has been compared to Oceans 11, to me other than both being heist films I see no comparison between the two. This film has real stakes, danger and charming characters making it a new classic adventure film.
The entire cast gave give excellent performances and they all had great chemistry together but if I had to name a few I thought were stand-outs I would have to say Gianna Jun and Simon Yam both stood out for me but again the entire cast of both Korean and Hong Kong actors were terrific.
The film is not rated but if it had been I think it would of gotten an R-rating due to some blood in the film. Action wise the stunts were terrific and very realistic, you're not going to see any over-blown CGI effects here. If you like a good heist film then I recommend checking this out. It's an old school caper that delivers on everything it promises, lots of exciting action, plots twists and amazing acting. From Dong-hoo Choi, director of WOOCHI, THE BIG SWINDLE, AND TAZZA: THE HIGH ROLLERS, THE THIEVES is making Korean box office history. With a half-million tickets sold on the first day and over 10 million tickets sold in the first three weeks, THE THIEVES had the best opening day ever, and remains the highest-grossing movie in Korea to date. After watching the film you will know why this was such a success. Top-notch entertainment that I recommend to all fans of action and adventure.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
Meet The Thieves
Original Language: Korean
Subtitle: English, Korean
Released by Well Go USA
**** Out Of *****