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Greatest heist film?


Personally, I think this has to earn the title ‘Greatest Heist Film.’ I saw it this summer and was incredibly impressed. My first thought after laughing hysterically was “They're probably gonna remake this.” ...and, well, they are.

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Of course, W&G’s “The Wrong Trousers” is also outstanding…

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There are lots of good heist films. This is certainly one, but not better than, say, How To Steal A Million,or Hot Millions.

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How to Steal a million is AWFUL. Rififi is much better.

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I love Gambit, but feel the original Italian Job is better. However, both have Michael Caine, so there you go. I disagree with Saucybetty, How to Steal a Million is a great film. You can't go wrong with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. Gambit has a better twist, but the chemistry is stronger between Hepburn and O'Toole.

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No it isn't. It's more lighthearted than Gambit, but it's well acted, well written and well directed.


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Stepping back a few years: The Killing by Stanley Kubrick. From the book by the king of the Heist pulps, Lionel White.

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Gambit is a fun heist film, but not the greatest. How to Steal a Million is better for its inter-play between the characters. But Topkapi is the greatest heist film.

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I prefer Topkapi myself. Then there was that British movie about two brothers who took the crown jewels only to return them. They believed that under English common law, theft is committed only when the perpetrator has the intention to permanently deprive the owner. I forget the title.

Follow up edit: The Jokers, a Michael Winner film with a fantastic line-up of stars, mostly British.

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the brit heist movie about stealing the crown jewels was;
"The Jokers" 1966
with oliver read and michael (some mother do 'av the phantom) crawford as the mischievious brothers,
written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais who are still writing heist movies, like;
"the bank job"
where jason statham prooved he really can act

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Or maybe The original Italian Job.

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Rififi,by far.Jules Dassin was the "heist" master...

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For me, The Anderson Tapes. Gambit was too glossy and slick. The whole premise of the heist was cartoony.

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