20 February 2011

Movies: Armored

Armored http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0913354/
Thriller/Crime/Drama/Heist type movie. 6 armored car employees heist a $42million shipment and everyone retires to Cabo San Lucas. Ok - they don't quite make it to Cabo.
The movie delivered pretty much what I was expecting out of a thriller/crime/drama/heist movie. Lands squarely in the entertaining category.
You'll recognize most of the cast: Lawrence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Matt Dillon, Skeet Ulrich and Fred Ward. Plus a couple lesser-knowns you may or may not have seen. The cast does adequate with what they have to work with. Oh, and there is only one female cast member. But you don't want to see her naked. Luckily, you don't have to.
Story-wise. Eh. There's been better heist movies that involve smarter criminals. These guys have one plan - how to steal the money. Anything that happens outside the plan, well, they didn't plan for it and kindof fall apart. No hints of much of an 'after the heist' plan either.
My advice - works as a good movie-night rental. Just sit back, watch and enjoy. Expect decent performances, decent action, somewhat predictable chain of events.

(original post 16 March 2010)

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