Honest Thief

Featured In Issue 253, January/February 2021

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In "Honest Thief," meticulous thief Tom Carter (Neeson) has stolen $9 million from small-town banks while keeping his identity a secret. But after he falls in love with the bubbly Annie (Walsh), Tom decides to come clean about his criminal past, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents. (Gary Reber)

Special features include upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Panavision® using the Arri Alexa Mini camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is natural in appearance. Colors are realistic throughout with accurate fleshtones. Hues are natural throughout. Production design is set in real city locations, Contrast is realistic with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation with natural bright lighting and effective spot lighting. Night scenes look great with the city lights. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout in facial features, clothing and object textures. This is a terrific-looking picture that is pleasing throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack is nicely enveloping with realistic atmospherics, such as city scenes, and sound effects, such as gunfire and vehicle crashes. Police sirens intensify chase scenes. Dynamics are natural and impactful. The orchestral score is effectively complementary and occupies a wide soundstage that extends to the four surrounds. Deep bass is an effective part of the music. Dialogue is intelligible but often ADR produced and wanting in spatial integration. This is a compelling soundtrack throughout. (Gary Reber)