Pickpocket magician breaks down 12 pickpocketing tricks in movies and tv

Professional pickpocket magician Lee Thompson looks at 10 pickpocketing scenes from popular TV shows and movies and rates them based on realism.

He looks at “Birds of Prey” (2020), “The Take” (2016), “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Now You See Me” (2013), “Killing Eve” (2018), “Gangs of New York” (2002), “Pickpocket” (1959), “Pickpockets” (2018), “Focus” (2015), “The Adventures of Tintin” (2011), and “Sleight” (2016).

Thompson is a professional pickpocket magician and a member of the Inner Magic Circle with gold-star status. He’s taken part in Mugler Follies shows in Paris and toured for 18 months, performing 1,700 shows, with Cirque Du Soleil Koozå. He’s performed live on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and BBC’s “The One Show,” and he was a consultant pickpocket magician for “Holmes and Watson” (2018). Thompson has worked with the UK police and Revenue and Customs in public-awareness campaigns about pickpocketing.

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