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Thieves Like Us

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Thieves Like Us

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
123 minutes
performer:
Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, Bert Remsen, John Schuck, Louise Fletcher, Ann Latham, Tom Skerritt
director:
Robert Altman
Producers:
Jerry Bick, George Litto Pictures, United Artists (MGM)
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
Robert Altman, Joan Tewkesbury, Calder Willingham
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

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-