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Thick As Thieves

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 43 (Nov 2000) Of Widescreen Review®

Alec Baldwin, Andre Braugher, Michael Jai White, Rebecca De Mornay, Bruce Greenwood, Richard Edson, Robert Miano, Janeane Garofalo, Julia Sweeney

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): USA Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 963060097-2
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for language, violence and some drug use.
(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 07/18/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Scott Sanders
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Patrick Quinn, Thick As Thieves is a straight-to-video crime drama that stars Alec Baldwin as Macklin, a thief-for-hire with a taste for jazz and a soft spot for little dogs. As careful as he is in selecting his jobs, he gets set-up by Pointy (White), a small-time gangster looking to increase his sphere of influence. Soon the two are engaged in a battle of sometimes comic one-upmanship that attracts the attention of a lady cop (De Mornay). It

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits good quality, with especially pleasing darker scenes. Shadow delineation is nicely revealing of visual information, and colors are more pleasantly rendered in the darkness. The brighter scenes appear stylized with warm colors, but border oversaturation, with orange fleshtones. Images are sharp, and fine detail and clarity are nicely rendered. Minor pixelization is occasional, but overall the picture should surely please.

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