ARMY OF THIEVES (2021) Reviews of heist movie

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‘More safes. Less zombies.’

Army of Thieves is a 2021 crime action horror film about a small-town bank teller who gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime. A mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Directed by Matthias Schweighöfer from a screenplay by Shay Hatten, based on a story by Zack Snyder and Shay Hatten. Co-produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, Dan Maag, and Matthias Schweighöfer.

The movie stars Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan and Jonathan Cohen.



The story takes place before the events of Army of the Dead during the beginning stages of the zombie outbreak. Ludwig Dieter is in his early days of safecracking and is hired by a mysterious woman to pull off a heist with the help of a misfit crew of aspiring thieves…




“Overstuffed and overly formulaic (there is a self-awareness to how unoriginal this all is that is randomly dropped after the first heist […], Matthias Schweighöfer and the character of Sebastian/Dieter is still charming to be around; there’s a healthy mix of bravery and self-deprecation.” Flickering Myth

“It will make what happens in Army of the Dead even more heartbreaking […] Schweighöfer is his same quirky character, with subtle and unintentional humor, and one of those characters you just want to give a big hug to. Besides the heart though, there is a ton of silly parts in here.” Mama’s Geeky

“It’s corny in terms of homages to heist films, the silliness that’s birthed from special agents continually being bested or continued winks toward the audience as characters ask aloud if they’re in a movie (a cool heist movie, at that), and yet watchable throughout. There’s more impetus to care about Dieter and his buddies here than most of the disposable anti-heroes in Army of the Dead…” What to Watch

Release date:

Army of Thieves will be available for streaming on Netflix on October 29, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Matthias Schweighöfer … Ludwig Dieter
Nathalie Emmanuel … Gwendoline
Ruby O. Fee … Korina
Stuart Martin … Brad Cage
Guz Khan … Rolph
Jonathan Cohen … Delacroix
Noémie Nakai … Beatrix
Trent Garrett … Mr Cool Guy
John Bubniak … Chris
Barbara Meier … Lucy
Jim High … Rooftop Agent 1
Ted Otis … Snob
Dan Bradford … Big Tough Guy
Garrett Marcantel … Agent Bob
Samira Mekibes Meza … Competitor #7
Jenn Kirk … Teller
Miroslav Lhotka … Armed guard #1
Trish Osmond … Inge

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