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Rewarding Sin

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Release Date: April 02, 2003

Starring: Nick Nolte, Tchéky Karyo, Said Taghmaoui, Emir Kusturica, and Nutsa Kukhianidze

Genre: Thriller/Caper Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 109 minutes

Address Comments To:

Peter Rice, President
Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
A Division of Fox, Inc.
10201 West Pico Blvd., Bldg. 38
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-4402

Content:

(PaPaPa, Ho, C, LLL, VV, S, NN, AA, DDD, MMM) Pagan worldview where lying, stealing, and gambling are rewarded, and homosexual content where one minor character is in the midst of undergoing a sex change, as well as reference to the good thief who died with Jesus on the Cross; 48 mostly strong obscenities and two light profanities; action violence includes fighting, man shoots man dead in cold blood, explosion, car crashes, and man threatens to slice woman’s face with knife; implied fornication, visits to strip club, young woman in underwear tempts older man, and one character has begun a sex change operation; upper female nudity in several shots; alcohol use and drunkenness; smoking, shooting heroin, and smoking crack; and, lying, stealing, gambling, and murder are rewarded.

Summary:

THE GOOD THIEF stars Nick Nolte as Bob, an ex-thief turned gambler and heroin addict plying his trade on the French Riviera. Regrettably, gambling and murder are rewarded, and THE GOOD THIEF also contains lots of strong foul language and some nudity.

Review:

THE GOOD THIEF starring Nick Nolte is based on a famous acclaimed French movie. Nolte plays Bob, an ex-thief turned gambler and heroin addict plying his trade on the French Riviera. Bob is on a big losing streak at the opening of the movie. When Bob hears about some priceless paintings stored in an underground vault at a casino, he quits cold turkey and leads a gang of thieves planning to steal the paintings. The casino cannot afford to report the theft because it has fake copies of the paintings on its walls in order to attract customers.

Only one problem prevents these thieves from getting away with their crime. A suspicious cop is following Bob all the time. Bob comes up with a devious plan, however, to fool the cop. Unfortunately, things start to come undone. Meanwhile, in the casino Bob starts to gamble.

THE GOOD THIEF starts off slowly, in a sleazy fashion. The movie opens in a strip club, where Bob sneaks off to shoot heroin while losing at cards. He helps a young Bosnian woman, Anne, leave her pimp, and his young friend Paulo falls in love with her. Eventually, as the movie concentrates on the heist, the sleaze factor lowers a bit, and the story becomes engrossing, with a fine performance by Nolte as the recovering drug addict and wisecracking thief. Regrettably, however, though one heist is foiled, another heist succeeds, and gambling and murder are rewarded. THE GOOD THIEF also contains lots of strong foul language and some nudity.

In Brief:

THE GOOD THIEF stars Nick Nolte as Bob, an ex-thief turned gambler and heroin addict plying his trade on the French Riviera. Bob is on a big losing streak at the beginning. When he hears about some priceless paintings stored in an underground vault at a casino, Bob quits cold turkey and leads a gang of thieves planning to steal the paintings. The casino cannot afford to report the theft because it has fake copies of the paintings on its walls to attract customers. Only one problem prevents these thieves from getting away with their crime: a suspicious cop is following Bob all the time.

THE GOOD THIEF starts off slowly, in a sleazy fashion. The movie opens in a strip club, where Bob sneaks off to shoot heroin while losing at cards. Eventually, as the movie concentrates on the heist, the sleaze factor lowers a bit, and the story becomes engrossing, with a fine performance by Nolte as the wisecracking thief. Regrettably, however, though one heist is foiled, another heist succeeds, and gambling and murder are rewarded. THE GOOD THIEF also contains lots of strong foul language and some nudity.