We gave it an A-
Filmed between two of Robert Altman’s greatest works — McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Nashville — this tale of bank-robbing Mississippi convicts is a Depression-era crime gem. Anchored by Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall’s romance and full of Altman’s typical aural flourishes (old-time radio shows serve as the soundtrack), Thieves Like Us proves that it takes both joy and melancholy to equal nostalgia.
EXTRAS A commentary from the late ’90s in which Altman recalls — this is how low-budget the film was — taking Duvall out under a tree and trimming her hair for a scene. A-