Heist

Film

Thrillers

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
Rate this
 

Time Out says

David Mamet has been talking this up as his homage to that perennial favourite, film noir. But as we should all know by now, you can't trust a word he says. In fact this movie belongs to a far more exclusive and readily identifiable sub-genre: the Mamet sting game. Hackman is a master cracksman persuaded by DeVito to go that job too far; Lindo and Jay are his expert team, and Mrs Mamet - Pidgeon - is totally miscast as the femme fatale who may or may not be Hackman's weakest link. Sure, you get the feeling Mamet could write this stuff before breakfast, and the only surprise on the home straight is how lazy it feels, but at least everyone's having fun - audience included - Mamet has finally learned how to direct action, and Hackman... 'He's so cool, when he goes to bed, sheep count him.'
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

2001

Duration:

109 mins

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|4
1 person listening
E A Dobson

2 1/2 stars.Mamet had made a couple of good movies previous to this,most notably for me `House of Games` & `The Spanish Prisoner` but after this one,i gave up! A few good lines,some good performances(Hackman,Delroy & DeVito) but to echo the TO review the real surprise is how lazy it feels.Worth a watch,mainly for Hackman /DeVito`s final exchange.

E A Dobson

2 1/2 stars.Mamet had made a couple of good movies previous to this,most notably for me `House of Games` & `The Spanish Prisoner` but after this one,i gave up! A few good lines,some good performances(Hackman,Delroy & DeVito) but to echo the TO review the real surprise is how lazy it feels.Worth a watch,mainly for Hackman /DeVito`s final exchange.

John  Shea

As a wooden sail boat lover....seeing Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Quatre Vents ( a unique and original boat !) together in this intrigue brought me closer to dreams of sailing out of the rat race !!!! A movie must !! LiquidJam

John  Shea

As a wooden sail boat lover....seeing Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Quatre Vents ( a unique and original boat !) together in this intrigue brought me closer to dreams of sailing out of the rat race !!!! A movie must !! LiquidJam