Honest Thief

critic Reviews

, 37% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Guilty of first-degree squandering, Honest Thief returns Liam Neeson to late-period action thriller mode but neglects to supply much of a story.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    By the standards of Liam Neeson thrillers, Honest Thief is pretty weak tea, a passable, low-octane action movie that doesn't do much more than steal one's time.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    A tedious, overlong embarrassment that not even Liam Neeson's craggy countenance can save.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    It's a subdued, at times even intimate, old-guy action flick. And that streamlined, bare-bones quality serves the film well. Mostly.
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    Michael OrdoñaLos Angeles Times
    The new Liam Neeson crime movie "Honest Thief" doesn't feel ... honest.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    A no-frills, low-thrills version of the kind of gritty action picture that has marked the veteran actor's late-stage career.
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    Emma SimmondsThe List
    Honest Thief is by no means the worst of Neeson's tough guy output. But although apparently offering up a different kind of criminal protagonist, it's so unsurprising in every aspect of its execution it feels like a bit of a relic.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    It's a typical Liam Neeson action thriller and that's a plus. Neeson and Kate Walsh have zero chemistry together and that's a minus.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    The problem with a film like this is you've got to forget the "Taken" movies and every variation of those Neeson's made in the past 15 years for any of this to feel fresh.
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    Al AlexanderThe Patriot Ledger
    It's a role Neeson could play in his sleep -- and half the time you swear he is doing just that.
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