“Honest Thief” (Open Road)

Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh star in a scene from the movie "Honest Thief." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service

An entertaining action thriller, this fast-paced game of cat-and-mouse between a bank robber with a conscience and a duo of crooked cops, directed and co-written by Mark Williams, offers its protagonist, should he prevail, two prizes: a shot at redemption and the love of a good woman.

The eponymous criminal (Liam Neeson), who has stolen $9 million over 10 years not for the sake of the money but for the adrenaline rush, falls in love with a saleswoman (Kate Walsh) at the storage facility where he plans to keep his stash and decides to turn himself in to the authorities, seeking a clean slate. When the two FBI agents (Jai Courtney and Anthony Ramos) assigned to question him are shown the stolen dough, they decide to steal it and kill the thief, with no one the wiser. But the plan goes awry, and the chase is on, a trustworthy police officer (Jeffrey Donovan) eventually being added to the mix.

Intense violence, including gunplay, fleeting mild profanity. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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