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Heist Movies

Heist Movies

At Criterion, it’s clear that heist movies have stolen our hearts. What is it that makes them so compelling? The clockwork precision, the array of characters needed, the potential consequences hanging in the air, our inevitable identification with the thieves (and our frustration when they don’t get away with it)—not to mention all that shiny loot. Here are some great movies to check out in a pinch, from French (Rififi) to American (The Friends of Eddie Coyle) to Japanese (Cruel Gun Story); they’re sure to inspire your inner criminal mastermind.