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Den of Thieves - A Movie Review by Ms. H

Written by RealMsH

Disclaimer:  The views expressed in this movie review are mine alone and do not reflect those of

Introduction to Den of Thieves - A Movie Review by Ms. H

Just as I have, you've probably seen a few bank robbery movies before -- some good -- some bad.  When I saw Den of Thieves at the movies, I was ready to sit back, relax and maybe enjoy a movie like many I’ve seen in the past.  For the most part, Den of Thieves fell into this mode; however, the question is, was there an incidence, a circumstance, etc. that would make this movie different from other similar type movies.  Check out my movie review of Den of Thieves to find out.

Actors in Den of Thieves Movie 

I recognized some of the actors in the Den of Thieves movie who have appeared in other films -- namely Gerard Butler, 50 Cent and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. who was in the movie Straight Outta Compton. However, some of the actors were new to me, which was not a problem.  There were two actors in the movie who had a faint resemblance to each other, one on the bad side of the law, and the other on the good side.  I had to find something to distinguish the two, which I finally did -- their hair styles were different.  This was important to me because as each actor appeared in a movie scene, I wanted to follow who was doing what. Other than the similarities of these characters, I think casting did a good job selecting actors for the movie Den of Thieves.

Den of Thieves - Throwback to 90’s Type Movies

I won’t spoil the movie for you since I think the money you spend to see Den of Thieves will be well worth it.  However, if you  think back to some of the action movies that were prevalent in the 1990’s -- Den of Thieves would fit right in.  Not so much because of the cinematography, but mainly due to how actions in the movie transpired.  Den of Thieves in my opinion is a combination of a current day movie with a 90’s type action-movie flare thrown in. If you see the movie, Den of Thieves, you will realize why I came to this conclusion. If this story was told from a different point of view, I think I would have liked the Den of Thieves movie even more.

Humor in Den of Thieves

The Den of Thieves movie did not have many humorous or laughable moments.  In other words, there were no comic relief character in Den of Thieves or some comic action to break up the seriousness of the movie.  While watching Den of Theives, I noticed the movie audience laughed at a few scenes that I do not think the writer or director intended to be funny.  Of course, for movies to be successful, there is no requirement to have comic relief, but I think a minor comical character should have been added to lighten the mood of the movie.


Assessment of Den of Thieves Movie

Even though Den of Thieves is about robbing banks which we all know is wrong, I highly recommend you see this movie.  I do not think you will be disappointed and I believe you will enjoy the plot as well as chuckle to yourself when you find out what happens throughout and especially at the end of the movie.  To answer the question posed earlier of whether or not the Den of Thieves movie was the same as all the other bank robbery movies you may have seen, I’ll leave that for you to decide, should you see the movie.  As for me, I found the movie to be entertaining, action-packed, a little suspenseful and most importantly --  after the movie ended, I did not feel as if my time was wasted watching it.

Rating of Den of Thieves Movie

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the best, I rate Den of Thieves three (3) stars.


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