Synopsis: Armored-car officers plan a heist on their own company.
Release Date: December 4, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Action. Suspense. Great twists. Explosive thrills. If only I was talking about this film. It is not all bad. The last five minutes were decent. The rest is completely formulaic. There is nothing wrong with formula if it delivers as it should but Armored does not. The story does not move fast enough and with the circumstance the characters are in it feels way too slow. These are men trying to pull off a heist of massive proportion when something goes wrong. They only have a small window of time to fix it and therefore succeed with the plan. If that is the case why does it feel like ages before anything happens? Or something exciting? So much time is spent trying to decide what to do that nothing ever really gets done, until it is too late. Not even a dose of witty banter between the guys or moderately funny jokes exists. If it were not for the consistent banging of metal occurring in much of the film I may have fallen asleep. This movie should have been a thrill ride but instead it feels like a ride that broke halfway through and now you are stuck on the tracks without a means of exit.
Although not impressive by any means there is enough action in the movie to call it an action film. Just do not expect it to get your heart racing or feign any sort of reaction.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Nimrid Antal
- Producer(s): James V. SimpsonColumbus Short (Ty Hackett)
- Screenwriter(s): Matt DillonLaurence Fishburne (Baines)Jean Reno (Quinn)
- Story: Skeet Ulrich (Dobbs)
- Cast: Amaury Nolasco (Palmer) Armen MinasianAndrzej SekulaJon Gary Steele
- Editor(s): Maya Lieberman
- Cinematographer: John Murphy
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- Country Of Origin: USA