Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: November 9, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
66
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 33 Critics
Positive:
22
Mixed:
9
Negative:
2
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88
Mamet takes exactly those qualities that we most prize in genre movies -- characters, cleverness and high style -- and refines them to a high shine.
80
An exciting caper, though sometimes a trying one, with great dollops of self-parodying dialogue that will test your loyalty to Mr. Mamet's way with words.
75
Not only reminds us that there's a little larceny in all of us, it reminds us how much fun it can be to commune with our inner thieves.
70
Hackman works with a joyous authority that seems to come out of the experience of the character he's playing. He liberates David Mamet from David Mamet. [12 Nov 2001, p. 139]
63
As a movie, Heist is merely an amiable time-killer. But it presents a terrific argument for federalizing airport security.