.

The Good Thief

Nick Nolte, Ryan Phillippe

Directed by Neil Jordan
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 2
Community: star rating
5 2 0
April 2, 2003

Nick Nolte, looking as haggard as the mug shot that accompanied his recent DUI arrest, plays Bob, a junkie gambler living in France who plans to knock over a casino that also harbors a priceless art collection. Well, at least that's a twist. Nolte brings a raspy authority to the role, and director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) surrounds him with colorful characters, including Tcheky Karyo as a conflicted cop and Nutsa Kukhianidze (a name built to go up in lights) as an anorexic hooker who can't get Bob to screw her. This remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's 1955 Bob le Flambeur tries for a stylish, shambling grace. But like Bob, it can't quite get it up.

prev
Movie Review Main Next

ADD A COMMENT

Community Guidelines »
loading comments

loading comments...

COMMENTS

Sort by:
    Read More

    Movie Reviews

    More Reviews »
    Daily Newsletter

    Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

    Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
    marketing partners.

    X

    We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

    Song Stories

    “Stillness Is the Move”

    Dirty Projectors | 2009

    A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

    More Song Stories entries »
    www.expandtheroom.com