King of Thieves (2018)


“I’ll have you for chunks! ” – Brian Reader

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a group of elderly former criminals, who set up a seemingly flawless heist.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was intrigued to see what such a talented cast could do here.

Unfortunately, the story itself is far too bland and boring and fails to be engaging enough.

They fail to develop the characters well enough and it’s really difficult to care about what will happen to any of the characters as things unfold.

The film has a really talented cast led by Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Ray Winstone and Jim Broadbent but none of given enough to do here besides complain the whole way through.

The plot itself moves along far too slowly and reaches some very convoluted points because they try to present things in a more clever way than it truly is.

This is by far not one of the most interesting or engaging heist films ever made which is such a shame because of the fat that one would hope with such a talented cast that things would be more enjoyable to watch.

I had hoped that due to the fact that this is based on real people and real events that things would be more gripping and suspenseful but they never seem to find a way to make things work much better than it actually is which is quite unfortunate.

Bottom Line – Really boring film that doesn’t work well enough despite such a talented and powerful cast. The characters aren’t developed well enough and it’s so hard to care about any of them or what happens to them. The plot moves along well enough but things get a bit too convoluted along the way because they try too hard to make things more interesting than it truly is.  There are many other heist movies that are more thrilling and suspenseful to watch than this one which is quite a shame.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ray Winstone (Danny Jones) went to school with the real Danny Jones. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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