A heist film well worth 135 minutes. I was interested in seeing this movie for one reason: Kim Hye Soo. I absolutely loved her in Queen of the Office, so I had to see this movie, and let me say, I was not disappointed. Although you might feel there are similarities to Hollywood’s Ocean’s Eleven, it doesn’t take long to shake that feeling. The Thieves definitely becomes its own with its clever twists, turns, and action-filled sequences.
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye’s old partner Macau Park, who escaped with 68kg of gold several years ago on their last job together. Macau Park brought Chinese thieves as well but little did they know what Macau Park planned for each one of them. His plan takes an unexpected turn when Popeye brings Pepsee, a genius safe-cracker and old flame of Macau Park, to settle the old score. The thieves’ target is a $20 million diamond known as ‘Tear of the Sun’, kept safely away in a casino, brought there to be sold by a notorious Chinese fence. While working together to steal this fabled diamond, they all have their own agenda to keep the diamond for themselves. But who will succeed and live to see another day?
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Even though there are several ‘main’ characters, the storyline is crisp and doesn’t drift off course. The characters are introduced using brilliant flashbacks, and the technology and action sequences are entertaining and enjoyable. This movie is funny, sexy, and thrilling; throw a little romance into the mix, and it pretty much covers its bases in being a successful Korean film. It’s really no wonder it was a huge box office success. I highly recommend it!
I give this a 4/5