Michael Mann, USA, 3/10
Made my head explode. (Sorry. #hackstamp)
If I ever get to the point where I care enough to try to make sense of a film this arbitrary and confusing, this badly recorded (the dialog often could not be heard though the sound FX could), this pointless ... just put me down.
Michael Mann, USA, 8/10
So THIS is the film that people who think DRIVE is a great film were watching by mistake. THIEF starts out with a just-as-brilliant crime set piece as does DRIVE, which it clearly inspired, the camera gliding down from an enormous height in a wet grungy urban nightscape as if descending into a sewer, to Tangerine Dream (apparently a Mann signature) electronic huuummmmmm music. In both films you then get a lengthy crime scene, broken down…
Lauren Greenfield, USA, 8/10
Frankly thought this film unbearable for a while, so much did I hate the central couple, an aging time-share mogul and his fake-boob trophy wife #3, who has 7 children because "why not ... there's nannies." (I may be a reactionary Republican, but I was raised working-class and always lived on what I could earn.) But the film grew on me. It's more than either a gawk at the filthy rich getting their come-uppance, or a…