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Scott Ventura >> Movie Commentary >> May 2003 >> The Good Thief
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Neil Jordan's The Good Thief is a caper film with some unexpected dramatic elements. Like The Thomas Crown Affair, there's some art involved. Like Ocean's Eleven, , there's a casino involved. The centerpiece is a bit more interesting than George Clooney or Pierce Brosnan. It's Nick Nolte as an American drug addict living in France. Nolte has both the craggy looks and the gravelly voice for the part. As it picks up more and more characters, the plot becomes as interesting as Nolte's performance. The rocky romance between Paolo and Anne complicates the heist tremendously. There are also corrupt cops, shady art dealers, transgendered body-builders, overly-complex security systems and evil pimps. What more could you want?