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 Den of Thieves 
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Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed, produced and co-written by Christian Gudegast.

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Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:13 pm
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So the writer of London Has Fallen, in his directorial debut, has remade Heat with Gerard Butler as Al Pacino, American Gods' Pablo Schreiber as Robert De Niro, and 50 Cent as Val Kilmer. And it is...fairly amazing. Other than a superfluous minute-long coda at the end (with a too-pat final twist), this is a riveting and stylish crime epic with kinetic heist-and-shootout sequences, an involving constellation of savage characters on both sides of the law, and a superbly debauched and charismatic performance by Butler. Enormous fun and a surprising treat so early in the year.

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Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:16 pm
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^ Good news. I’m gonna see it sometime this week.


Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:36 pm
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Den is a solid action thriller, one where you start the movie on the side of the cops but don’t know who to support by the end. It’s a very cool idea for a heist movie, if things had gone according to plan the thieves would have made it out without hurting anyone. But obviously things dont and many many people die in some tense, but exciting shoot outs.

The one big problem is, that despite being almost 2.5 hours, the movie never really bothers to develop anyone but Butler. There are so many “Butler self-destructs in a social situation” parts that could have been better spent. I loved the scene where 50 was talking to his daughters prom date, but thats about it as far as his character goes. Also what was with Butler having sex with Merriman’s wife? That never came up again. I’m conflicted on the end too, as I think it would have been better without the twist.

I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who is into crime movies. It may be a far cry from the movie it is trying to emulate, but the effort is appreciated.


Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:58 pm
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Some really great scenes that builds up so well and the final crime doesn't disappoint. The ending twist though it purely crap and takes away a lot from the movie it set to build before a simple the idiot skipped would have worked though when they did change the truck and caught the wrong truck I was suspicious because it didn't look like something the guys would plan. Also the side story is so damn crap, was there any need to see Butler as the family man getting divorced and then crying? or 50 threatening his girl's boyfriend (great scene BTW), or the needless relationship between Butler and Schriber.

The final heist is tense and superb which alone is good enough for the admission ticket here. Some more time on its setup would have worked better rather than trying to surprise with the actual events. The fights overall are very well choreographed.

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