Thief [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1981]

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  • Release Date: 12/15/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary featuring Mann and actor James Caan
  • New interviews with Mann, Caan, and Johannes Schmoelling of the band Tangerine Dream, which contributed the films' soundtrack
  • Trailer

Synopsis


Thief
In Thief, James Caan plays Frank, a professional jewel thief who wants to marry Jessie (Tuesday Weld) and settle down into a normal life. In order to achieve his dream of a family, Frank--who is used to working solo--has to align himself with a crime boss named Leo (Robert Prosky), who will help him gain the money he needs to begin his domestic life. Frank plans to retire after the heist, yet he finds himself indebted to Leo and he struggles to break free. Thief is the first feature film from director Michael Mann and it seethes with his stylish, atmospheric direction. Though his cool approach may put off some viewers, it's a distinctive and effective story-telling approach, and Caan's performance ranks among his very best, making Thief a crime movie like few others. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Caan
    James Caan - Frank
  • Tuesday Weld
    Tuesday Weld - Jessie
  • Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson - Okla
  • James Belushi
    James Belushi - Barry
  • Robert Prosky
    Robert Prosky - Leo



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie finally on Blu ray

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    Bender
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    If you're a big fan of director Michael Mann and you haven't seen this flick, you are missing out. Beautiful cinematography, great story, solid acting all around, ahead-of-its-time music, and some stylish action sequences. It's a great Mann flick featuring one of James Caan's best performances, don't miss out. Hard to beat an ending as great as this one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of Mann's Best

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    Bender
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    Thief is Michael Mann's first film and, next to Heat, is one of his best. James Caan is great, the music by Tangerine Dream is fantastic, and it's a good crime story. Criterion really went the extra mile with this release as the picture looks fantastic and there's a good number of extras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Caan's best

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    clash58

    Caan's best film. He becomes the character and portrays a scary realism that makes you forget that he is an actor and it is a film. Story is good and focus of film is very good, especially for a first time director.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This purchase was a gift.

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    Lony
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    Although this was a gift, I have watched the film and, in my opinion, it is a classic. The order arrived on time and was well regarded by the recipient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Criterion Blu-ray!

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    CardsFan
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    One of my all-time favorite crime/heist movies. The picture and sound quality on the blu-ray is incredible as you would expect from Criterion Collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid heist movie.

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    Battletoad
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    I blind bought this and enjoyed the movie quite a bit. PQ was really strong too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A really good heist caper

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    Andyman78
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    James Caan has even said that the diner scene with Tuesday Weld was the best acting he has ever done. This film is definitely a must watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie and great packaging

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    dinosaurunicorn5654321
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    This is a recommended Criterion for the more mainstream movie viewer. Do not need to be a film aficionado to enjoy this one!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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