Honest Thief

critic Reviews

, 39% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Guilty of first-degree squandering, Honest Thief returns Liam Neeson to late-period action thriller mode but neglects to supply much of a story.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Taken has run its course...the next time you get this script, Liam, just say no...
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    With Neeson well within the confines of his comfort zone, tailed by corrupt cops and diving out of hotel windows, the film should be better. Yet it drags...
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    Ian FreerEmpire Magazine
    The second half falls into familiar action tropes, but Honest Thief has some twists and turns, sly humour and a refreshing feel for its characters that raises them beyond genre types.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Honest Thief is a small-scale, low-budget, minor-league affair. That wouldn't be a problem if cinematographer Shelly Johnson had the imagination to compensate for the lack of spectacle, but the story is as familiar as it is tame.
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    Ellen E JonesGuardian
    Liam Neeson was 56 when Taken came out in 2008, launching his vengeful vigilante phase. Twelve years on, he's still churning out serviceable action thrillers like this one...
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    By the standards of Liam Neeson thrillers, Honest Thief is pretty weak tea, a passable, low-octane action movie that doesn't do much more than steal one's time.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a thriller that is, by and large, almost entirely devoid of thrills.
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    Johnny LoftusDecider
    Honest Thief invests just enough in its flimsy setup to detonate the IED that is Liam Neeson, A Man Wronged. Once that happens, sit back and watch the man work.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Another bland action film with little else going for it beyond its main attraction.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    There's only really thing a late-career Liam Neeson action movie has to do... Not a high bar, and yet somehow, this does not succeeded in clearing it.
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