King of Thieves (2018)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


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A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed.


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28 June 2020 | JoeytheBrit
King of Thieves review
Yet another account of the 2015 Hatton Garden robbery that was pulled off by a bunch of geriatric career criminals, and which seems to hold a strange fascination for filmmakers and audiences alike. This one benefits from a stellar British cast (Caine, Winstone, Broadbent, Courteney, Gambon, Whitehouse) and its decision to focus on the disintegration of the gang's initial cameraderie almost as soon as the heist is underway rather than playing safe with unrealistic feel-good vibes. The real gang were unpleasant men, and to portray them as anything else would be a whitewash. Caine is finally showing his age (he's barely seen moving throughout) but still delivers, as do the rest of the veteran players.

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Release Date:

25 January 2019

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Belgium, USA, Germany, France

Filming Locations

Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, Ealing, Greater London, England, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,502 27 January 2019

Gross USA:

$7,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,517,629

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