2013 | Taylor Hackford

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Average rating   6 out of 10

Jason Statham     Jennifer Lopez     Michael Chiklis     Wendell Pierce     Clifton Collins Jr.     Bobby Cannavale     Patti LuPone     Carlos Carrasco     Micah A. Hauptman     Emma Booth     Nick Nolte     Daniel Bernhardt     Billy Slaughter     Jon Eyez     Carl J. Walker
Action     Crime
(4.43) Setup     (4.21) Heat     (3.47) The Usual Suspects     (3.47) Ordinary Decent Criminal     (3.11) The Transporter Refueled
Diamonds     Florida     Gun Fight     Heist     Theif

Niels Risgaard Hansen     2013-08-18 6 out of 10

Hard hitting Jason Statham action, and at hot Jennifer Lopez.

This is a classic action plot; small heist --> set up --> large heist  --> revenge. It works fine and it is good entertainment if you like this sort of movie. I do! There are however no surprises and no plot twists of any importance, which make it a bit too much like riding on a well known railroad track.

Statham plays a classic Statham role and delivers a classic Statham performance. His fighting style is a bit more brawling in this movie, but he is hard hitting and efficient with a gun as always.
Adding Jennifer Lopez to the cast was a good move, but making her take of most of her clothes and turn around for inspection... that is something else! Despite some poor performances in her earlier movies, she does a good job in this one. It is not a very demanding role, but she still manages a pretty good performance.
Some of the extras on this movie does a really poor job however. On several occasions I notices situations that really seemed awkward and actually ripped me out of the illusion of the movie. That was really bad.

Effects and music like a classic action movie. Nothing fancy but still acceptable.

Watch this if you like Statham and/or a classic action plot. It is not a good movie, but still pretty decent.


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