All-star British geezer movie King of Thieves screened in advance for Unlimited members last night, unleashing the full force of an incredible ensemble including Michael Caine, Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon.
Directed by The Theory of Everything's James Marsh, the movie is based on the infamous 2015 Hatton Garden robbery, the most lucrative jewel heist in British history. So what did Unlimited members make of it? We'll start with this from RainyDayLass1989.
I really liked it! Felt like a proper throwback film - an intriguing plot, a jazzy score, lots of laughs... and who could fail to love all these veteran British legends making everything that much better?— RainyDayLass1989 (@MuddyWelliesGal) September 4, 2018
Eagle-eyed viewer Sue Ginda may have spotted a fun, Caine-related Easter egg...
Really enjoyed #kingofthieves - anyone else notice there was a character called Billy Fish in the Michael Cain film 'The man who would be King' and Billy the Fish in 'King of Thieves'— Sue Ginda (@SueGinda) September 4, 2018
Louis says the movie offers a chance for several British legends to strut their stuff.
Went to the showing at Wakefield.Brilliantly cast and delivered with top notch performances across the board.Caine,Broadbent and Winstone sparkled & shone with masterclasses in villainy.— Louis Kasatkin (@louiskasatkin) September 4, 2018
Sian believes the movie gains added bite from its outrageous true story structure.
Absolutely hilarious so funny I was laughing nearly every minute it’s so funny that it’s true and I can’t believe some of the stuff has yet to be found— Siân Damole (@SianDamole) September 4, 2018
On the other hand, Emma felt the movie went on for too long.
I’m sad to say I was left disappointed. Some great talent, and yes there were some laughs and good moments, but the film dragged on for what felt like a lot longer than its 108 minute run time.— Emma Sewell (@VisionInBlue) September 4, 2018
ThatBeardedGuy wasn't sure if he could buy into the movie's presentation of the facts.
Mixed feelings, as i wasnt disappointed but wasn't blown away either. Expected some OTT heist movie marketing off the "true events" tag line which so many movies do nowadays.— ThatBeardedGuy (@Bearded_Guy87) September 4, 2018
An entertaining crime caper with a solid cast. Steal some time to see this if heist movies are your bag.
And for Carl, the movie was a mixed swag bag of positives and negatives.
Excellent cast. Seemed some of the humour was too forced. Very intrusive music score. Francesca Annis severely underused despite billing. Strange seeing some old Barry Foster heist movie from the 70s edited in and there.. But liked the use of the clips at the end of the actors.— Carl Goddard (@CarlGoddard_) September 5, 2018
If you were at last night's screening, tweet us your responses @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited. If you did go and can't wait to see King of Thieves again, it goes on wide release on 14th September.
And your Unlimited journey doesn't stop there – next up, Mark Wahlberg shoots to thrill in the all-action Mile 22, screening in advance on 11th September. Check out the trailer, and we look forward to seeing you there.
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