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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 28, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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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