King of Thieves

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Good cast, so-so story, swearing in fact-based caper movie.

R 2019 108 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Somewhat Entertaining

Normally I write pretty long reviews, but I'll keep it short for this one. There's no violence, sex or anything, just a whole lot of swearing. Frequent uses of c--t and f--k, but your kid hears this everyday at school anyway. The film itself isnt great but it is still entertainment so, you decide.

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Too much swearing
age 16+

The King Of Thieves - Kings of the Mundane

Egad look what just broke into our screens! A gang of over the hill jewel thieves plan and execute one of Britain’s biggest ever heists. This gang of misfit nasty ole robbers all seem to have been hauled out of their comfortable retirement homes, kicking and screaming, while constantly uttering an endless barrage of foul expletives - each trying to needlessly out swear the other. The only audiences likely to make it through this caper will be those hauled out of their graves, propped up in their seats with match sticks placed under their eyelids... much like this rusty ole gang. While supposedly based on fact, its mostly presented as a comedy caper (the scriptwriter even foolishly makes a reference to the classic ‘Lavender Hill Mob”) but then throws up sharp, jarring moments of hateful double crosses, tipping this take of events off balance. One or two moments work but not nearly enough to keep us engaged till the somewhat cop out finale. This looks like someone put the plots of multiple other heist movies on a table and invited a group of daft executive producers to pick the scenes they wanted to finance. Perhaps only the performers got to laugh all the way to the bank (or did they?)

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