Heist

Heist

DVD - 2002
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An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime.

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Reading_Right
Dec 06, 2017

Eh. Too many twists and turns (especially at the end) that did not make sense, and were all totally obvious. DeVito's character would have been offed right in the being (hence no film... exactly), not to mention the "munchkin" played by the obnoxious dude from 'Galaxy Quest', who would have been killed 42 times during the course of the movie. OTH, why would they have left Hackman's character alive at the end??? And it doesn't make sense she would turn, at that point.

All that said, Mamet decided to get a bunch of guys from 'Get Shorty', and make a movie. Still fun enough for an occasional time waster. i.e., not the worst, but could have been SO MUCH BETTER!

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greatflicks
Aug 29, 2017

We liked the movie but my girlfriend was very disappointed with the ending.

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 16, 2016

VERY GOOD 2001 David Mamet movie. It is very Memetian - maybe David called it 'Heist' since he snatched the plot and then dribbled it back scene by scene. I did enjoy the production/acting, etc. Well worth a watch, IMO.

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KennyBania
Jun 17, 2016

What a silly movie! Full of cliche tough guy talk, and the goofy Bogart accents (or is it Telly Savalas?) is a nice touch.... baby!
Pass this one by, save the 2 hours! Or borrow it to watch some great actors do fine silly acting!

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JackPurcell
Nov 14, 2015

Everyone did a good job on this film and it had plenty of suspense, plenty of twists and turns to surprise the watcher.

lasertravis May 22, 2013

Good heist film. Well written, although some of the lines seemed to be delivered deadpan. Something was missing from making this a very good movie, but it served its purpose. Plot twists and grey area morality. I really liked Hackmans character.

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rslade
May 23, 2012

Twists and turns, but mostly predictable. Only one was really interesting. Neither Hackman nor Devito do their best acting.

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stuvw27
Aug 30, 2010

Crackling little yarn with snappy dialogue and more twists than a snake with St. Vitus' Dance. Remember: don’t tie your shoes without a backup plan!

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