2009 "To protect and serve yourself."
5.7| 1h28m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 04 December 2009 Released
Producted By: Screen Gems
Country: United States of America
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A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

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Kattiera Nana I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Phonearl Good start, but then it gets ruined
Keeley Coleman The thing I enjoyed most about the film is the fact that it doesn't shy away from being a super-sized-cliche;
Adam Peters (38%) A movie that really did fall between the cracks as I hadn't even known of its existence until I stumbled upon its trailer tucked away in a DVD's sub-menu. And after feeling somewhat hopeful for this maybe being a decent watch, with its good cast and potentially exciting premise, but after watching the movie itself I can now see why the studio maybe wasn't brimming with high hopes of this being the next big hit. This though isn't a bad little movie. It's entertaining, quite well bolted together, and as a simple time passer there are many worse films out there; but it's still badly plotted, overly tame (it should have been a hard R), and it just doesn't offer enough in terms of true thrills. Worth a look for free otherwise don't bother.
SnoopyStyle Ty Hackett (Columbus Short) is a returning Iraq war hero. He's the new guy in an armored truck company. The banks are after his family house. He's desperate. Then his coworker Mike Cochrane (Matt Dillon) tells him about a plan to steal $42 million. He refuses at first, but then child welfare comes by threatening to take his brother away.There are a lot of great solid actors in this movie. I wonder if all the top notch talent actually start stepping on each other. Nobody is really given enough screen time to separate themselves from the group. There is no sense that these are individual personalities.The heist is as unimpressive as it comes. It would be believable if this took place 30 years ago. But the trucks have no GPS, no cameras, and no computers. Basically they stash the money and pretend to be robbed. It's not a real plan. It's a movie excuse for a plan.This has the potential to be a great psychological action movie. But the weak plan keeps gnawing at me. It makes the whole situation very manufactured. All that director Nimród Antal is looking for is an excuse to get these great actors all together in abandoned industrial buildings.
changedname Some security workers form a plan to steal millions from the money they're transporting. One guy is not so into the plan, but with a bit of coaxing and persuasion, along with mitigating personal circumstances, he eventually agrees to it. Now I don't think most people would be so haughty and judgemental as to take that to signify a black mark against these individuals. They worked hard, had hard lives, and really wanted a break and to live their dream lives. Who says that people always need to bend the knee and respect government no matter how unfairly they are treated by them? Maybe they would argue that they are owed the money, or it is their money, and why should their claim be any less valid or correct than one that the controlling body says? I thought we had a more educated, sophisticated population than that. I'm not saying stealing this money is "okay", but just that there are some complex issues here, it's not all just black and white. The idea we're meant to just automatically consider taking it to be "wrong" is just ridiculous. I thought we had progressed from the "police = good, robber = bad" mentality, it's not always so simple. The government is not a god to be worshipped and they don't define morality. In particular if you make a deal with someone and agree to do something, then you really should carry through with it. Otherwise you are a liar and a two-faced snitch. Okay, if he turned in all his friends and ruined their lives... that would be bad enough. But after he had sworn allegiance to them? This guy who messed everything up, betrayed his comrades, and he's supposed to be the hero? He would have been better off just taking the damn money, everyone would have been happy, probably nobody would have ended up dead and there would be no movie. The corperations have screwed so many innocent people over over the years that they won't even notice the money is gone. Seemingly to guard against feeling for the bad guys they had the robbers who were going ahead with the plan do some indefensible things. But you could see that this was really contrived, it didn't match the rest of the movie or their characters. It's insulting to robbers everywhere and all anti-government protesters, anarchists everywhere to paint them in such a picture. Just because they don't believe in the current corrupt system does not make them bad people. The guys seemed like normal, cool, fun guys.The movie doesn't have anything else other than the above. There are no good action scenes, almost everything takes place in a bare warehouse. There were a couple of bizarre and totally unrealistic situations, such as the good guys gluing money to the window so that the guys outside wouldn't see what they were doing. On the whole a rubbish movie. Jean Reno looks embarrassed to be in there as well he should.
Max Pinto Well..with a pretty good cast comprised of Laurence Fishburne (who manages to be a bad ass in every film, thereby making it entertaining)Jean Reno (whom I've always liked) Matt Dillon (who actually wasn't half bad!) Amaury Nolasco (the lovable Sucre from Prison Break) and Skeet Ulrich (The "a little less lovable" Jake Green from Jericho), I actually thought this film would be fun and explosive with a gun fights and lots of swearing (typical guy film)...instead its just plain boring...OK..the tension builds up at the very start when you know something is about to go wrong...and of course it does...but in such a wimpy way!! Ty(Colombus Short) chickens out after Sociopath Baines(Fishburne) and Family Friend Mike(Dillon) kill a homeless guy who's been spying on them execute their "foolproof" plan. So, being the empathic Iraq War Vet everyone hates, Ty locks himself in the armored van with 21 million dollars and tries to escape, ready to blow the whistle....long story short, the others pin Ty down and try and whack the hinges to the door the meantime Ty (who seems be more resourceful than Bear Grylls and McGuyver put together) tries to escape, resulting in turning Dobbs (Ulrich) forcing Palmer(Nolasco) to commit suicide, causing a cop to get shot and then saving him, blowing up Baines and Quinn(Reno) and out running an enraged Dillon who tries to run him down in the seems however that Ty was blessed by Speedy Gonzales and given super speed. BORING! The location is always the same: a crappy warehouse, and most of the time you have people banging on hinges. Of the cast no one performed brilliantly as there is so little to work with....but I found that Matt Dillon pulled off a very surprising bad guy, going from understanding to completely berserk, and Amaury Nolasco, who also goes berserk at Ty and then jumps off a roof(the only time he actually shines). Also Laurence Fishburne is rather likable as his character... the script was rather boring, clichéd and predictable, halfway in I could already tell who would die and in what order...(and I was right, by the way). All in all I was terribly disappointed. Good Cast, bad story, sloppy execution. I know its a guy film but some of us guys require a little more than this...4 out of 10 sorry