A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
It's hard to see any effort in the film. There's no comedy to speak of, no real drama and, worst of all.
One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
Before you even think of renting this movie I need you to stand up and go to the mirror and really look at yourself. Face the facts you simply do not have enough testosterone to watch this movie. You are worthless and weak maybe after a few weeks in prison in the gym and not shaving and some tattoos maybe then you'll have enough testosterone to watch the trailer but let's face the fact you'll never have enough to watch the entire movie
Went into this film with no expectations really and even that 'standard' was lowered. There's little to it really it take me the concept of a popcorn flick to another level removing all substance from the film to just create an action spectacle. There's a few moments of brilliance and/or fun take for example the first action sequence and a lot of the planning however it's all been seen before in the likes of 'Heat' and 'Bad Boys II' so it's nothing original. Pushing out the runtime only increased my boredom with the film as there's little else they can do other than sequel bait and reveal a 'twist' which is unexpected yes but also irrelevant. Just a sub par release but if you have the time and nothing else to do then give it a viewing
Enjoyable caper movie but not a patch on Heat.Not sure if this matters really - Heat was over 20 years ago so chances are most teens won't be comparing movies. It is well done though - slick, engaging and fun.I just prefer Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight &Tom Sizemore to Gerard Butler and the other actors.
From the initial trailers and promotional material for this movie, I expected a decent amount of well shot and choreographed shoot outs and thrilling heist sequences. Instead, this movie turned out to be a dragged out for over 2 hours and 20 minutes and full of unlikable characters that you didn't particularly connect with as a viewer. Granted, this film doesn't want you to 'like' many of its characters but the suedo machismo of the script and predominately male cast of characters felt generic and generally not interesting in the current era of movies. It felt as if it wanted to be something like Sicario with it's commentary on its characters and nature of heists but falls short of telling a suspenseful and dark story like the former. Even the shootout sequences felt somewhat hard to track but entertaining enough alongside its heist sequences to give it an average rating but I couldn't give it anything more. Parts of the plot also don't make a great deal of sense.For a movie with Gerald Butler and 50 Cent, I expected a bit more balls to the wall action and high octane chase sequences/shoot outs rather than the bloated and somewhat po faced story it tells here with its lacking characters. If the movie had more guns and less sleaze, it would probably be a lot more entertaining. Try something like The Town with Ben Affleck if you're looking for a more character driven heist movie.