Christmas Thieves (2021) Movie Review



Director: Francesco Cinquemani

Writer: Mario Bellina, Ferdinando Dell’Omo, Andrea Fazzini (Screenplay)

Starring: Tom Arnold, Douglas Dean, Gabriele Greggio, Michael Madsen, Katie McGovern, Esmeralda Spadea

Plot: Two young kids end up spending Christmas eve alone and they mistake two burglars for Santa

Runtime: 1 Hour 17 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Christmas Thieves starts when two burglars Frank (Arnold) and Vince (Madsen) find themselves needing to find a hiding place, finding themselves in a home with two children Liam (Zaini) and Olivia (Zaini) whose mother a policewoman has gone to answer the alarm.

As the two men pretend to be the babysitters, they look after the children for the night, where they start to learn they should be living their lives.

Thoughts on Christmas Thieves

ThoughtsChristmas Thieves is a family film that finds two burglars looking after two children during their latest job, where the two children look to bring out the best in the two men during the Christmas period. This is a film that doesn’t seem to have the connection it would like, with the bumbling burglars getting in over their head and everything seemingly being forgotten about when it comes to their criminal ways. By the end of the film you will feel like there was a lot more to come, with the mix of an animation tale from the bedtime book, looking to reflect real life, being the main attraction towards the positive in this film. (Including Genres, Settings, Special Effects, Music, Costumes, Everything non-story or acting)

Final Thoughts Christmas Thieves is a flat Christmas movie, lacking an magic or spark.

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