Honest Thief (2020)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): B

USA, 2020. , , , , , , , . Story and Screenplay by , Mark Williams. Cinematography by . Produced by , , , , Mark Williams. Music by . Production Design by . Costume Design by . Film Editing by .

Liam Neeson is once again the grizzled lone gunman defending himself against the entire corrupt world. Years earlier he had grabbed headlines as the “in and out bandit”, a thief so slick that he was able to clear out entire bank safes without leaving a trace behind of how he did it. Now he has fallen in love with the lovely and wants to start a new life with her, but nine years after his last robbery he doesn’t want to be with her unless he comes clean about his past. Rather than just tell her, he holes up in a hotel room, calls the FBI and confesses, and is treated like a crank. Days later, two agents finally arrive in the form of and , but once they realize that Neeson is for real they decide to take the millions he has hidden in storage for themselves. Killing their superior officer (), they try to kill Neeson and frame him but he gets away, hitting the streets to be hunted down by honest fed while trying to prove his innocence. Naturally, we’re all waiting for that moment when he delivers a gravelly-voiced threat into his phone. This is a cheap version of a million similar movies we have seen the star in and he seems to know it, uninspired to give more than his basic effort to bland execution by disinterested direction and paint-by-numbers script.

One Comment Add yours

  1. John Thompson says:

    I can’t disagree. It is definitely a Liam Neeson movie that he seems to have done at least a few times, but if you liked those movies you wont be completely disappointed with this one. I definitely felt like this story could have had more to it… not sure exactly what but definitely more.

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