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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    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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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    A tedious, overlong embarrassment that not even Liam Neeson's craggy countenance can save.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    It's a subdued, at times even intimate, old-guy action flick. And that streamlined, bare-bones quality serves the film well. Mostly.
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    Patrick McDonaldHollywoodChicago.com
    Too many times back to the good-guy action well for Liam? The film had decent acting and action, but the plot was too preposterous to recommend. Next for Liam: HORNY EUNICH.
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    Ruben Peralta RigaudCocalecas
    The dialogue mostly feels like the remnants of a screenwriting workshop. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Peter GrayThe AU Review
    Ironically cheats us out of even the most minute form of entertainment.
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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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