Thick as Thieves

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  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.9  (2,711)

Thick as Thieves is a 1999 action thriller directed by Scott Sanders and starring Mark Adair-Rios, Khandi Alexander, Erich Anderson, and William Forsythe. The movie is set in Los Angeles and follows the story of a group of criminals who team up to pull off a heist. The movie begins with Mackin (Mark Adair-Rios) being released from prison after serving a two-year sentence. Mackin is met outside the prison gates by his old friend Pointy (William Forsythe), who informs him about a job. Pointy tells Mackin about a bank that he has been monitoring for a while and how he thinks it would be a great hit. Mackin is initially reluctant to get back into the game but is persuaded by the potential payoff.

Mackin and Pointy enlist the help of T (Khandi Alexander), a former flame of Mackin's who is also an expert in forgery. They plan the heist meticulously and prepare to rob the bank with precision. However, things don't go exactly as planned, and the heist goes awry. The crew faces several unforeseen obstacles and must improvise on the spot to keep the police at bay and escape with the loot.

As the story progresses, the audience gets to know more about the characters' backstories, and we learn that they all have their reasons for getting involved in the heist. The film explores concepts of loyalty, trust, and betrayal as the characters' relationships are tested throughout the course of the movie.

One of the film's strong suits is the way it portrays the imperfect protagonists. Despite being criminals, they each have their own sense of morality, and their motives for participating in the heist are not always as simple as monetary gain. Mackin, in particular, is a complex character who is forced to confront his past and his own personal demons while trying to pull off the heist.

The action sequences in the movie are well-choreographed, and the pacing is consistently tense throughout the film's runtime. The film also has some moments of humor, which help to break up the tension and provide some relief.

The movie's soundtrack is also notable, with a mix of hip-hop and funk tracks that perfectly complement the film's urban setting and the characters' personalities.

Overall, Thick as Thieves is an entertaining action-thriller that delivers on its promises. The movie has a great cast, a well-executed plot, and plenty of suspenseful moments to keep the audience engaged. While it may not be a groundbreaking film, it is nonetheless a solid entry in the heist genre, and worth a watch for fans of the genre or anyone looking for an enjoyable action flick.

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    5.9  (2,711)