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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

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  • Starring: Andre Braugher, Mae Whitman, Malik Yoba
  • Summary: This six-episode series takes an in-depth look at the personal and professional life of a criminal (Homicide's Andre Braugher), who pulls off a seemingly successful bank robbery, only to watch things go downhill from there.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 100
    So what is there to like about this show? The same thing there was to like about "The Sopranos" and "The Shield" - great writing, insanely good acting, deeply troubled and deeply layered characters and a plot that will keep you glued to your seat.
  2. Creator-writer Norman Morrill's drama is so taut and his approach to the genre so sharp that the only significant complaint is that the first "season" is only six episodes.
  3. Thief is in a different league, simultaneously intense and flamboyant, propelled by Braugher, who's even better here than in Homicide: Life on the Street.
  4. 75
    [A] smart, hard-edged new crime drama.
  5. It benefits immensely from the presence of Braugher, at long last in a role that, like that of Det. Frank Pembleton on "Homicide: Life on the Street," suits his particular intensity.
  6. 60
    Watching Braugher, who won an Emmy for Homicide, proves highly satisfying. But there's a big hitch: the maddening show around him.
  7. 30
    It walks the walk of Important Series Television, but no matter how hard it tries to be gutsy and existential, it rings hollow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. GCPulley
    Mar 28, 2006
    Braugher and the Crew are excellent. Second place only to The Wire, so far. Bravo, Thief!
  2. path
    Apr 3, 2007
    This was a GREAT show, to bad it had to end.
  3. RossE
    Apr 10, 2006
    only six episodes: you have to be kidding.
  4. PeterB
    May 6, 2006
    Loved the show. Seasons too short but Braugher is great. The Anthony Hamilton music is great too. Never heard of the guy before the show but I went a checked out a couple of songs after the end of the season finale. Great ending song. Can't wait for the show to run a full season. Expand
  5. char
    Sep 25, 2006
    I am not hooked on any tv show but this. It MUST come back for season 2.
  6. victoriae
    Apr 1, 2006
    I loved THIEF because it is an orginal concept. The writting, acting and emotional journey was a great ride. The cast did a great job too. Thanks,
  7. JohnP
    Jul 11, 2006
    Boring. Didn't explain several times how the police found certain people, not easy to follow. Nothing I would watch if it ever came back, amazed I did get thru 6 episodes. Expand

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