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Honest Thief (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Guilty of first-degree squandering, Honest Thief returns Liam Neeson to late-period action thriller mode but neglects to supply much of a story.

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When experienced bank robber Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) meets Annie (Kate Walsh) and falls in love with her, he resolves to change his ways and start anew. First on his to-do list is to turn himself in for the $7 million loot he has been hiding at the storage facility where he works. He, however, quickly realizes that the FBI isn't as pristine as he thinks it is and that crooked and corrupt officials litter its ranks. Soon, he finds himself having to fight to clear and protect his name. Directed by Mark Williams.

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With Neeson well within the confines of his comfort zone, tailed by corrupt cops and diving out of hotel windows, the film should be better. Yet it drags...

October 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Honest Thief is a small-scale, low-budget, minor-league affair. That wouldn't be a problem if cinematographer Shelly Johnson had the imagination to compensate for the lack of spectacle, but the story is as familiar as it is tame.

October 22, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Liam Neeson was 56 when Taken came out in 2008, launching his vengeful vigilante phase. Twelve years on, he's still churning out serviceable action thrillers like this one...

October 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

By the standards of Liam Neeson thrillers, Honest Thief is pretty weak tea, a passable, low-octane action movie that doesn't do much more than steal one's time.

October 16, 2020 | Full Review…
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The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible.

October 16, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A tedious, overlong embarrassment that not even Liam Neeson's craggy countenance can save.

October 16, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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