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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Thieves Like Us (1974)

Directed by Robert Altman
Starred Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Tom Skeritt
1974, USA, English

This isn't a movie about robbery / heist but a movie about thieves. A character study. We have a trio bank robbers who are after fame, wealth, of course, and coke (soft drink) :) The robberies are simple. Get in, take it and run away.

As an interesting note, when well-known director Robert Altman decided to adapt the book (Edward Anderson), he wasn't aware at all that Nicholas Ray had previously adapted it as the cult classic They Live by Night (1949).

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If you look for;
Character study
A movie about robbers, not robberies
Period movie

then this is your movie.

If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)

Public Enemies (2009)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Heat (1995)
Point Break (1991)
Stander (2003)


Degree: Alternative Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Bank Robbers
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 0/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 0/5
Quality of Robbery Scenes: 1/5
Actors' Performances: 3/5
Excitement Level: 1/5
Surprise Level: 1/5
Humor Level: 0/5
Originality of the Story in General: 2/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 0/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 2/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.


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