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By Ty Burr
Updated June 21, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT
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The Phantom

type
  • Movie

Michael Mann’s first film, Thief, displays the same assets as his latest film, Heat: a high-class burglar hero (James Caan) whose philosophy of life is somewhere between Hemingway and Zen; a creative sense of lighting and camera placement; and a score (by Tangerine Dream) that’s a character in its own right. Working from Frank Hohimer’s novel, Thief devolves into standard bang-bang, but it’s an impressive debut for Mann’s street-corner existentialism. B

The Phantom

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Simon Wincer

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