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A group of elderly British criminals tries to pull one last jewel heist in London, but success and escape are far from assured.More Details »
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A crew of retired criminals reunite to pull one last job, but their London jewel heist quickly goes south. Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay and Jim Broadbent play the n’er-do-well pensioners who, with the help of a younger crook played by Charlie Cox, target the cache of gold and jewels stored in Hatton Garden safe deposit boxes.
Don’t let the crew’s gray hair fool you — these are hardened pros, not easygoing elderly. When push comes to shove, can they set aside long habits of greed and violence in order to get the job done? Inspired by the burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit company that took place in London in 2015.
- Michael Caine
- Charlie Cox
- Michael Gambon
- Ray Winstone
- Jim Broadbent
- Francesca Annis
- Tom Courtenay
- Paul Whitehouse
- Keely Cat Wells
- Kellie Shirley
Did You Know?
- Filmed at The Viaduct pub in Hanwell, West London on June 29 and 30, 2017.
- Charlie is seen taking trips to and from Kent on HS1. In one shot the train changes from high speed overhead operation to third rail slower main line operation, then immediately afterwards changes back to HS1 track.
- [To Brian Reader, referring to the other gang members who contradicted his version of events ; and quoting Mandy Rice-Davies fro]
- Basil: They would say that, wouldn't they ?
Atom User Reviews
These pretzels are making me thirsty
British character actors are the best in the world, and King of Thieves provides a perfect example of why. Like the distaff side of today’s British royalty that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins, it’s a marvel to watch Caine, Courtenay, Broadbent and Gambon go at each other with an aplomb that dazzles.
Despite the film’s few imperfections, it’s still enjoyable to watch the cast of older actors refuse to age out of a young man’s genre.
This prosaically competent comedy-thriller turns a rich true story into a tonally uneven blend of lukewarm laughs and low-level suspense.