My professional opinion? Bah-Ha-Ha-Ha! In a very direct way, that's not even meant as a joke. "Thick As Thieves" is pretty damn funny. Not so much in a slap-stick kind of way, rather the entire concept is comedic. That doesn't mean it's a terribly new concept - just that it works really well for these two characters and this particular story.
Gary, one of the charismatic leads in this film is attending a dinner party put on by his friend. He looks to be just a regular, successful every-man with his beautiful new girlfriend at his side. And why wouldn't she be just as perfect as him? The term opposites attract is an old wives tale. Right? As Gary introduces his girlfriend Rose, and pleasantries are exchanged, Gary notices something very unsettling. His girlfriend, who he invited as his guest into his friend's home, is clearly stealing things. What the hell?
Things progress from borderline harmless, as Rose assures Gary things are fine, to outright criminal when he finds her cracking his buddy's safe. All the while Gary is trying to cover for her because, well, wouldn't you? Talk about an embarrassing situation! Just when things seem to go from bad to worse, Gary drops a bombshell of his own on his unsuspecting girlfriend - one that totally changes the direction of the film. Just what is that bombshell? You'll simply have to watch to find out.
Sam Fichtner and his cast and crew really put together a great short film. The comedy works because to the characters themselves, it's not funny at all. The entire concept works because you could easily find yourself wondering what you would do in this situation? It also doesn't hurt that the film looks and sounds fantastic either. "Thick As Thieves" is a great example of a good idea done right. Something lower budget indie films often don't get right. There are plenty of indie flicks that manage to get some things perfect, and then seem to trail off in other areas. It's like all the steam of the production went to one aspect. Not here. Not this film. "Thick As Thieves" is balanced and paced excellently. Falling short of the mark was not an option.
What else can be said about a great ten-minute film? As I wrote above, Fichtner never attempted to redefine the genre. That I could see anyway. It was just done well and also looks like everyone involved had a blast creating. "Thick As Thieves" is a quick hit of good time near anyone will enjoy. Not much else can be said. A solid four stars.