"Reel Reviews: ‘Honest Thief’ brings the action for all audiences"

   So, I’ve been a fan of Liam Neeson since he popped up as Qui-Gon Jinn in “Star Wars: Episode 1-Phatnom Menace” in 1999. 
   And lately I’m used to him being the gravelly voiced middle-aged man with a particular set of skills that may be from military experience and lend themselves to making him a force to be reckoned with as he pursues some sort of vengeance. 
   That means I have to preface this with, if you’ve seen him as Brian Mills in the “Taken” trilogy, then he’s pretty much playing the same action thriller role in this film. 
   As long as you don’t have a problem with watching him kick butt for retribution and guaranteeing the safety of his loved ones, then feel free to bask in all his threatening glory in “Honest Thief.” 
   Honest Thief is an action thriller film directed by Mark Williams, from a screenplay by Williams and Steve Allrich. 
    It stars Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ramos, Jeffrey Donovan, and Jai Courtney. 
   The film is rated PG-13 for strong violence, crude references and brief strong language and is 99 minutes long. 
   Sneaking around Boston for years, Tom (Neeson) has become a master thief, earning the nickname the “In-and-Out Bandit” for his slick ways when it comes to stealing large amounts of money. 
   When he meets Annie (Walsh), a psychology graduate student working at a storage unit facility, his heart melts, commencing a relationship that lasts a year before he’s ready to commit to something more. 
   Ready to turn himself in to the FBI in exchange for a short sentence, Tom also wants to live peacefully with Annie. 
   The feds don’t immediately believe Tom is the In-and-Out Bandit, with Agent Baker (Patrick) blowing him off, sending underlings to conduct an interview with the criminal. 
   When Agent Nivens (Courtney) and Agent Hall (Ramos) are sent in to see if Tom is a real thief, they are led to boxes of money that challenge their dedication to duty. 
   Electing to take the cash for themselves and murder Tom, the agents’ plan is soon disrupted by the suspect’s particular set of skills. 
   They watch him escape into the city to protect Annie while they scramble to cover their tracks as upper-level Agent Meyers (Donovan) gets involved in the hunt. 
   There’s a bit of cat and mouse for a while and Tom has to come clean on his crimes to Annie – which is the last thing she’s expecting to hear. 
   This leads to Annie putting herself in danger to get video proof that Nivens and Hall took the money out of Tom’s storage unit and ultimately ends up with her in the hospital because Nivens is on a hunt to tie up all loose ends. 
   Naturally, Hall is having more crisis of faith in his partner and himself for all the bad things they’re doing – making guilt weigh heavily on him and lead him to lie to his partner. 
   Naturally, it only gets more intense for Tom and Annie from there, though Meyers is starting to see Nivens and Hall’s report unravel and the clear peeking of lies from beneath. 
   Personally, I think this makes for a good date movie and is just an easy movie for Neeson fans – but, don’t just take my word for it, check out “Honesty Thief” for yourself.

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