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

Reviews & comments

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.

0
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
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Misses its opportunities to say more about men in crisis.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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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
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.

0
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
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Misses its opportunities to say more about men in crisis.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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
0