The Thieves (2012)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

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After a heist in South Korea, a gang of 5+1 fly to Hong Kong to look into a heist, in a Macau casino, of a $30M diamond, planned by someone unreliable. He brings in HK thieves as well. Can anyone be trusted?




  • Kim Yoon-seok in The Thieves (2012)
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  • The Thieves (2012)
  • The Thieves (2012)
  • Jun Ji-Hyun in The Thieves (2012)
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Dong-hoon Choi


Dong-hoon Choi (screenplay), Ki-cheol Lee (screenplay), Seong-hun Jeong (character created by: The Thieves)

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24 November 2016 | Reno-Rangan
| Two gangs for one big heist.
It looks not bad, but too long. From the director of 'Woochi' and 'Assassination', though it came between them and I'm seeing it now since I liked them both. An international cast film, I mean some well known Korean and Hong Kong actors in this multi-starrer. The story of two thief gangs joins hands to steal a diamond necklace in a casino in Macau. It's a team work, everyone is assigned to do their part, but due to some old incidents, they lose trust on one another. Followed by betrayal, how the heist takes place and what happens to them comes in the final quarter.

The actors were good, but their roles were so usual. At least the story looked better, but too much drag in the first half. Once their work begins to take off, the narration with those stunt sequences gets interesting. Even though I felt it should have been better, the screenplay should have kept tight. With so many characters, too many twists. So feels like it all jammed, though none of them were stunning enough, particularly a theme like this needed one that. I have seen a better heist film, I bet did as well, so this film won't surprise, but okay for watching once.


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Release Date:

25 July 2012


Korean, Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Japanese

Country of Origin

South Korea, Hong Kong

Filming Locations

Seoul, South Korea

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$136,993 14 October 2012

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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