King of Thieves review - entertaining and starring an iconic cast, yet ultimately forgettable
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Verdict: A funny and entertaining watch for a night in but, despite its legendary cast, don’t go in expecting fireworks. Subsequently known as the biggest burglary in English legal history, the Hatton Garden robbery struck the world over the Easter Weekend of 2015, and was predictably made the subject of a short series and three films. This latest interpretation, starring British acting legends Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Cox (of Daredevil fame), follows the gang as they plan and execute their heist, and into the aftermath of this legendary act. After losing his wife, criminal Brian Reader (Caine) is approached by Basil (Cox), who presents a plan to rob the well-known Hatton Garden vaults. Reader therefore recruits his old crew to pull off one final job, driven by monetary gain and by a desire to prove their age has not made them irrelevant.
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