Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall in Thieves Like Us

Thieves Like Us

Robert Altman, USA 1974, 123 minutes

Rating: R16

Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall star as young lovers in this Depression-era tale of bank-robbing Mississippi convicts portrayed as innocents all at sea in an uncaring world.

It’s a serenely simple film — contained and complete. You feel elated by the chasteness of the technique, and the film engages your senses and stays with you, like a single vision. It’s beautiful right from the first pearly-green long shot. Robert Altman finds a sureness of tone and never loses it …
It’s the closest to flawless of Altman’s films — a masterpiece.

Pauline Kael, Scraps from the Loft (1974)



Nov 21 2022


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