King of Thieves

King of Thieves

King of Thieves

Two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine leads a crew of retired crooks that pulls off a major heist in London's jewelry district. Based on the true story of the 2015 London diamond heist, which made international news when it was found to have been committed by a misfit gang of retirees and pensioners.

2018Rating: M, Coarse language108 minsUK
ComedyCrimeTrue Story & Biography
Director:
James Marsh ('The Theory of Everything', 'Shadow Dancer', 'Wisconsin Death Trip')
Writer:
Joe Penhall
Cast:
Michael CaineCharlie CoxKellie ShirleyMichael GambonJim BroadbentTom CourtenayRay WinstoneFrancesca Annis
95%
want to see

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

flicks

Michael Caine leads a dysfunctional gang of ageing London criminals in the real-life story of a massive 2015 safety deposit box heist. The cast is impressive and the director qualified, but no-one appears to be on the same page.

2.0
Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

It may not have made waves internationally, but the Hatton Garden Robbery of 2015—in which a bunch of London pensioners pulled off the largest burglary in UK history—was, to paraphrase a certain newsreader, kind of a big deal in England.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Torn between jaunty genre hijinks and a bleaker streak of realism, it's a strangely stiff, lethargic account of a cracking tale.

The Times

The Times

press

This is a risky device, but it works, the postmodern playfulness sending an implicit message: it's OK to like Caine and company, but be repelled by the men they're playing.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

There's more than enough acrid chatter among the thieves to keep us entertained.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Some tough sentences and stern words from the bench are in order for everyone involved.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Misses its opportunities to say more about men in crisis.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

King of Thieves really should have delivered way more cinematic swag than it does.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An old-school film about an old-school crime that brings together an impressive array of British legends. Solid, but sadly the results don't exactly blow the bloody doors off.

3.0
Flicks, Craig Mathieson

Flicks, Craig Mathieson

flicks

Michael Caine leads a dysfunctional gang of ageing London criminals in the real-life story of a massive 2015 safety deposit box heist. The cast is impressive and the director qualified, but no-one appears to be on the same page.

2.0
Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

It may not have made waves internationally, but the Hatton Garden Robbery of 2015—in which a bunch of London pensioners pulled off the largest burglary in UK history—was, to paraphrase a certain newsreader, kind of a big deal in England.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Torn between jaunty genre hijinks and a bleaker streak of realism, it's a strangely stiff, lethargic account of a cracking tale.

The Times

The Times

press

This is a risky device, but it works, the postmodern playfulness sending an implicit message: it's OK to like Caine and company, but be repelled by the men they're playing.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

There's more than enough acrid chatter among the thieves to keep us entertained.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Some tough sentences and stern words from the bench are in order for everyone involved.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Misses its opportunities to say more about men in crisis.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

King of Thieves really should have delivered way more cinematic swag than it does.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An old-school film about an old-school crime that brings together an impressive array of British legends. Solid, but sadly the results don't exactly blow the bloody doors off.

3.0