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"HONEST THIEF"
(2020) (Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Minor
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Dramatic Thriller: After trying to turn himself in to the FBI, a bank robber must contend with two agents trying to take his stolen money for themselves and their efforts to eliminate any witnesses and obstacles in their way.
PLOT:

Tom Dolan (LIAM NEESON) is a former Marine who's turned to a life of crime in that he's anonymously robbed $9 million from twelve banks in seven states over the past several years. Known as the "In and Out Bandit," he's managed to elude the authorities so far, but now that he's met and fallen for divorced grad school student Annie Wilkins (KATE WALSH), he needs to clear his conscience. Thus, and while keeping her in the dark, he calls the FBI to turn himself in, with the stipulation being that by returning all of the money he receive a reduced sentence of two years with visitation rights.

Supervising agents Samuel Baker (ROBERT PATRICK) and recently divorced Sean Meyers (JEFFREY DONOVAN) figure he's just yet another person claiming to be the bandit, but following protocol Baker sends junior agents John Nivens (JAI COURTNEY) and Ramon Hall (ANTHONY RAMOS) to check out Tom's story. Upon meeting him, they likewise don't believe his story, but take the self-storage key he gives them and head to the facility where Annie works as the manager.

There, they find millions in cash, and believing they can get away with taking it for themselves, Nivens convinces Hall to go along with the crime. But Hall doesn't realize Nivens is planning on eliminating all loose ends, and things go south when Nivens tries to kill Tom but ends up killing another FBI agent instead when that man unexpectedly shows up. Tom manages to escape and then tries to figure out how to keep Annie safe all while planning his revenge on the FBI agents who are now framing him.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some older teens might be interested, especially if they're into movies featuring Neeson as the action star.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For strong violence, crude references and brief strong language.


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