Cinema: Stolen Thoughts

THIEF

Directed and Written

by Michael Mann

All right, Frank (James Caan) is good at his craft. And Thief deserves credit for presenting a hard, cool look at how the ancient art of safecracking has adapted itself to the latest advances in electronics and metallurgy. But if Frank is too smart ever to get caught in the act, the fuzz might consider busting Michael Mann's debut film for loitering with intent to talk existential philosophy at the scene of the crime.

This talented young writer-director (who won an Emmy with his gritty TV movie...

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