Den of Thieves (2018) 720p YIFY Movie

Den of Thieves (2018)

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

IMDB: 7.128 Likes

  • Genre: Action | Crime
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.16G
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 140
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 29 / 312

The Synopsis for Den of Thieves (2018) 720p

A gritty L.A crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

The Director and Players for Den of Thieves (2018) 720p

[Director]Christian Gudegast
[Role:]O'Shea Jackson Jr.
[Role:]Pablo Schreiber
[Role:]Gerard Butler

The Reviews for Den of Thieves (2018) 720p

This sure is no HeatReviewed byeddie_bagginsVote: 4/10

So it turns out all those people calling out Den of Thieves as a Heat-lite heist thriller are entirely correct, as Christian Gudegast's film riffs liberally from Michael Mann's 90's classic in its quest to become the newest king of the heist/crime epic.

Set in the sun-bleached surrounds of Los Angeles, Thieves starts off with a bang as our crime gang led by Pablo Schreiber's Ray Merrimen pull off a dangerous robbery outside a donut shop in the early hours of the morning, as Gudegast's film sets in motion a game of cat and mouse between Merrimen's crew and Gerard Butlers detective "Big Nick" O'Brien, yet while Thieves contains some genuinely thrilling and nerve wracking moments, this 140 minute behemoth can barely dare to be mentioned alongside Heat as its fails outside of its action ticks to create any type of genuine tension or character connections in an overstuffed narrative that pans out exactly as you'd expect it to.

Gudegast tries hard to set-up Merrimen as the De Niro of Thieves and Butler as the Pacino but these characters are both highly uninteresting with Merrimen nothing more than an ex-army type turned bad while Butler is sadly a shadow of his former self as the loathsome "Big Nick", an unfit, sweaty and insufferable anti-hero who sulks when his strip club visiting ways and boozy behaviour force his wife and children to leave him.

From the top down Thieves struggles to make the crew of crooks and cops work to its advantage with the likes of 50 Cent and O'Shea Jackson Jr rounding out a cast with recognisable faces, not so much sure-fire talent, who all struggle to build much into their characters, making the stakes in the film irrelevant as the "big heist" is planned around Nick and his colleagues bearing down on Merrimen's gang.

It's a shame this is the case as Thieves isn't completely redundant of thrills and when the film's final, much too late end segments begin Gudegast's film offers some relatively unbelievable yet enjoyable moments that showcases the film did indeed have an opportunity to be more than it is as a final product.

Final Say -

Den of Thieves looks good, has a moody score from the ever reliable Cliff Martinez and bares moments of well attuned action and thrills but as a whole this wannabe gritty thriller finds itself lacking in the departments that matter most; investment and engagement and with another cringe-worthy Gerard Butler performance at its forefront, Den of Thieves never really stood a chance up against the kingpins of the heist thriller sub-genre.

2 Chinese food deliveries out of 5

A B-Movie Unaware it is a B-MovieReviewed byFletcher ConnerVote: 4/10

Den of Thieves is essentially a remake of Michael Mann's Heat, only Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are replaced by Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber. Round out the cast with a rapper and the son of a rapper and you have a tailor made B-movie that shouldn't take itself too seriously. At first, that is pretty much what you get, but then it slowly becomes clear that Den of Thieves is blissfully unaware that it is bad. There are several subplots that belong in a more serious movie that bloat the runtime up to a lengthy 2 hours and 20 minutes when it should be a full hour shorter. The script tries to get way too clever for its own good adding twists and turns that feel more ridiculous than enjoyable. First time director Christian Gudegast clearly demonstrates that his talents unfortunately lie elsewhere as he incorporates several shots that would feel heavy handed in even the most serious dramas.

On a positive note, the action sequences are fairly exciting even if it took an odd route to get there. The heist itself was the highlight of the movie and despite a few plot holes it played on screen about as well as any movie heists this side of the Ocean's trilogy. They were also able to recapture Heat's ambiguity as to who is the protagonist, though it was less through making both sides appealing and more through just wedging in that they all love their families.

If you are looking for a fun heist movie, then check out Netflix, because there are a lot of better ones out there than this.

More holes in the plot than a brick of Swiss cheeseReviewed byHarrison Tweed (Top Dawg)Vote: 7/10

In Christian Gudegast's directorial debut, he did better in directing, than what he's know for, which is writing. There were more clearly obvious holes in the plot than a brick of Swiss cheese. His screenwriting of Gerard Butler's character was way too overboard. It was still a fun flick to see, but lost much potential with the sloppy writing. What is more laughable are all the 8, 9 and 10 reviews for this film... are the producers that dumb not to think anyone can click on a user name and see this film was the only one they rated - clearly fake reviews. This film is a generous and honest 7/10 from me.

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