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PostSubject: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:20 am

I just watched two Denzel Washington starers last night on BluRay, "The Inside Man" and "Pelham 1 2 3", boy I was glued on my couch for almost 4 hours I didn't even notice it would fly so quick!

Can anybody recommend some really good Heist films that are on par with those two films that I mentioned?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:45 am

Start with watching the FAR superior original version of "The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three" from 1974 starring Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau, the remake was a pale shadow compared to the original.

I would recommend "The Bank Job" starring Jason Statham from a few years back, that's a nicely done realistic heist film.

My favorite heist film of all-time is "The Killing" directed by Stanley Kubrick.


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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:54 am

Last night:


EDIT: LOL, wrong thread.


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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:00 am

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Start with watching the FAR superior original version of "The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three" from 1974 starring Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau, the remake was a pale shadow compared to the original.

I would recommend "The Bank Job" starring Jason Statham from a few years back, that's a nicely done realistic heist film.

My favorite heist film of all-time is "The Killing" directed by Stanley Kubrick.



I have seen the original a few years back but I'm not into retro, any film that is, up to 1985

Thanks for the "TBJ" anyways, I'll definitely look it up
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:16 am

This one's GOOOOOD, Matt Dillon is a fantastic comedian and I literally applauded him at the end of the film for his cleverly-portrayed villainy effort, superbly done!

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:26 am

Both versions of the Italian Job and Gone in 60 seconds are fantastic. The original Oceans 11, Layer Cake, Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels... Okay, so pretty much any Guy Ritchie flick.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:37 am

I'll second The Bank Job, Ocean's 11, Lock, Stock...

I'd also add The Usual Suspects and Reservoir Dogs, though both films are more about the characters than the heist itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:00 am

EmoElmo wrote:
This one's GOOOOOD, Matt Dillon is a fantastic comedian and I literally applauded him at the end of the film for his cleverly-portrayed villainy effort, superbly done!


I saw "Armored" a few months back, very cool flick.

A similar "urban" heist film that you might like is "Trespass" (1992) with Bill Paxton, William H. Macy, Ice-T and Ice Cube.


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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:43 am

S.D. wrote:
Start with watching the FAR superior original version of "The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three" from 1974 starring Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau, the remake was a pale shadow compared to the original.

I would recommend "The Bank Job" starring Jason Statham from a few years back, that's a nicely done realistic heist film.

My favorite heist film of all-time is "The Killing" directed by Stanley Kubrick.



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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Do you like watching Heist Films?   Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:16 am

yeah, 'The Killing' is out there now as a superb Criterion blu-ray, definitely pick that up.
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