Thieves Like Us(Robert Altman) 1974 **** 5/6/2016

The best thing about the Altman picture is that it isn’t a “fresh take” on the genre or a good reconstruction of a classic picture.  “Thieves Like Us” is, instead, a tremendous film about gangsters, even while crackling along with some of the best parts of the genre.  Bowie(Keith Carradine), Chickamaw(Bert Remsen), and T-dub(John Schuck) on the run is drenched with character, introspection, and sympathy.  Shelley Duvall as Keechie, along with Carradine’s increasingly cynical country boy charmingly portray deep and shy love.

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