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Honor Among Thieves

PG 1968 1h 55m Drama List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Two mercenaries (Alain Delon, Charles Bronson) back from Algeria are framed by two con women for a robbery in Marseille. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A fairly diverting crime flick. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 30, 2019 Full Review Ed Travis Cinapse Bronson and Delon truly spark against one another as clashing mercenary soldiers stuck together through a twisting and turning bank heist Nov 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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amy m Aesthetically, it's a beautiful film. The costumes and design are stunning. However, the plot stretches credulity in places. The story is tenuous and the script is wooden. It just managed to keep my attention. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good Bronson pic from his Euro period. He and Delon are basically the whole show, although director Jean Herman doesn't seem to know how end scenes and the middle of the film drags a bit. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Ken R Honour Among Thieves – Farewell Friend This seems to be Mr Bronson's first fore into foreign filmdom. The plot is too complicated to hang all that well together - with certain aspects being a little too difficult to believe. It also falls too easily into crude territory with Charley playing a pimp, willing to risk his lady friend's safety to a vulgar sex ring for the sake of stealing from the group's funds. This is not a likeable Bronson personality, in fact, there are very few to really like in a picture that promises much, only to deliver less. At nearly two Hrs it outstays its welcome quite early in the lead up to the slightly more interesting final half – but this is not quite enough to save it from its overindulgences. With a little more character development it might have been more interesting. Bernard Fresson does well as a police inspector during the last half and even though this made money in France, it's not all that well known in the west. Best and most memorable aspect is an interesting music score by François de Roubaix who unfortunately died in an auto accident a few years later – the DVD copy I purchased, unfortunately, faded off the music after the credits – in this era, the French often left the music to play out over black film, and it's disappointing they cut this off, as it's one of the more interesting things about the movie! The Disc is unbranded but features a lot of Lions Gate trailers at the top (annoying) instead of at the end where they belong, otherwise OK quality. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/10/21 Full Review Audience Member Great chemistry between two leads. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Heist movies have not lost any of their popularity in the 21st century, and this bona fide, but paradoxically (and unfairly) little known movie-that-should-be-a-classic of the late sixties may well be the mother of a whole generation of films featuring heists turning out to be disasters. This movie is surprisingly fresh and does not look outdated in the least. Fresh it is indeed: the complicity/rivalry between the two male stars is contagious (Delon/Bronson: what a dream, albeit unlikely pair to behold - this is one of these rare matches from heaven that you must see to believe!). And what a twisted plot! There's nothing predictable in that story where losers rule. A crime story in that rich 60s-70s vein that only French directors and actors knew to extract and that gave us so many classics of the genre. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Years after serving together in the French Foreign Legion, American soldier of fortune Franz Propp (Charles Bronson) and French doctor Dino Barron (Alain Delon) are unexpectedly reunited under the most extraordinary circumstances. Hoping to help a friend who has embezzled some bonds, Barron tries to break into a safe in the dead of night. Sneaking into an underground vault he is surprised to discover that his old pal Propp is also on the premises, likewise intending to crack the safe, albeit for his own benefit. After a few awkward moments, a friendship develops between the two as they try to get out from the locked vault. also stars Bernard Fresson, Brigitte Fossey, Austerlitz, Marianna Falk, Ellen Bahl, Jean-Claude Ballard, Michel Barcet, Antoine Baud, Stéphane Bouy, Béatrice Constantini, Guy Delorme, André Dumas and Steve Eckhardt. directed by Jean Herman. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Two mercenaries (Alain Delon, Charles Bronson) back from Algeria are framed by two con women for a robbery in Marseille.
Jean Herman
Serge Silberman
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 3, 2019
1h 55m