Posts Tagged ‘heist’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
From left, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg star in "Now You See Me 2," a 2016 action-caper directed by Jon M. Chu and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Now You See Me 2

By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.
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Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, "Now You See Me" is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair.

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The Samaritan

"The Samaritan" is a convoluted mess of a movie. Not even the likes of Samuel L Jackson could save this crime thriller from mediocrity.
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Contraband

This unexpectedly shrewd and efficient, if imperfect, Murphy's Law thriller is probably as close to that "Italian Job" sequel as Mark Wahlberg will ever get.

Setup

50 Cent is surprisingly not the weak link in this modern-day heist film.
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Fast Five

Loud. Crazy. Unlikely. Bloated. Ludicrous. Credulity-straining. Entertaining. Action-packed.

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Kansas City Confidential

There are better entries of heist and revenge, but this one is still fun.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Read My Lips

"Read My Lips" — Jacques Audiard’s puppet-master romantic thriller — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Takers

"The Italian Job," now with 50% less Caucasian!
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) / Ocean’s Thirteen

Two of Steven Soderbergh's heist capers continue Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Man on Wire

"Man on Wire" — which grafts heist suspense onto real-life derring-do — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Inside Man

"Inside Man" — an intelligent, invigoratingly airtight caper — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Bank Job

"The Bank Job" — an indictment of British impropriety packed with powder-keg energy — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.