HeistNovember. 13,2015 R
Prime Video Movies
A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.
A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus. Heist has a similar plot (to an extend) like Speed since there's an entire plot arc of the robbers hijacking a bus. Jeffrey Dean Morgan does a really good job, Dave Bautista has really made a big name for himself since 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy where he played Drax and he does a good job as well and the same goes for Robert De Niro and Kate Bosworth. This is no perfect film but it was fun and interesting enough in order to make me care for it's characters and the plot and for that it gets a 7/10!
Pathetic script and a shame these quality of actors were forced to try to make this semi-realistic. Only watched the entire thing because Gina Carano was given an opportunity to act and not fight. Hopefully, she'll get more chances after working with greats like Robert De Niro and Morris Chestnut.Quirky ending and unpredictable but still pathetic because it coulda/shoulda been much better.
So I thought this movie was something totally different. I actually thought this was a movie that came out years ago in which DeNiro played a burglar alongside Edward Norton. Come to find out that the title of that movie was The Score. Although there was a movie called Heist from 2001 with Gene Hackman. This was neither of those. This wasn't nearly as intelligent as either of them. In fact this movie was hardly watchable, which is extremely disappointing since DeNiro was in it. The plot is fairly simple considering the title: there was a heist. Negan, er um Jeffrey Dean Morgan, plays a struggling card dealer whose daughter is sick. He needs a ton of money to keep her on the list for a critical surgery. I didn't get it wrong, I said he needed money to keep her on a surgery list. I never knew you had pay for that. So the scene is set with that simple backstory. And everything that followed was truly simple. The entire operation, the behavior of the principal actors, and the decision making was appalling. A-PALL-ING. There was a series of some absolutely deplorable decisions that made no sense. I know that misdirection was the driving force behind a lot of the events but like Danny Glover said in Lethal Weapon, "I'm too old for this ****". Be more creative, be more intelligent, or just be better.
Depending on who directed and wrote a film like this you would have a blockbuster on your hands but this one fell short a little. It wasn't bad but it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be either. This film could have used a little work as far as the story-line goes. I think a better written script would have improved this film a lot more. Although there were a couple of plot twists that made this film a little more interesting I expected more trills and more action. Also, being that this film starred Robert De Niro I expected a whole lot more. Robert De Niro is a very brilliant actor and I thought this film was far below his caliber and Morris Chestnut is a very talented actor as well but I've seen him make a few other theatrical mistakes besides this one. This film did have the potential to be so much more but even with its draw backs it still wasn't too bad.