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Danny De Vito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Ricky Jay,
Rebecca Pidgeon, Patti LuPone
||Leave them at home.
||It's good for the two of you.
||I would have added 1/2 star to
see Rebecca naked.
||A quality shoot-out.
||There were a few one-liners.
||Nothing totally stands out.
||None stand out.
||Art Linson, Elie
Samaha, Andrew Stevens
There was a movie released a little while ago, similar
to "Heist" called
"The Score." It starred Marlon
Brando, Robert Di Niro, and Edward Norton and I didnít really care
for it, namely because it was just too damn predictable.
"Heist" has just as much of an all-star cast as "The
Score" with the likes of Gene Hackman as Joe, the thief
mastermind, Danny De Vito as Mickey, the money-front man, Sam
Rockwell as Jimmy, the "heís going to be part of your crew so
I donít get screwed" nephew of Mickey, and Delroy Lindo as
Bobby, the right-hand man of Joe, but unlike "The Score"
where it was easy to see who was screwing over whom,
"Heist" does a better job at keeping you guessing, maybe
because there are more players involved, including Joeís wife,
Fran (Rebecca Pidgeon), and Pinky (Ricky Jay), another friend of
A Movie Review
Hereís the basic story.
Like most movies about thieves, in this one youíve got Joe, the
older thief who really just wants to retire. Of course his plan is
thwarted by Mickey who weasels Joe to make that one last, big heist
so that they both can be rolling in dough. The problem comes in with
Mickey insisting that Jimmy be a part of the group making the heist,
so now Joe has a feeling heís going to get screwed in the end.
Alright, Joe and his crew make that almost last heist, robbing a
jewel store, and of course, get screwed by Mickey. But Joe wants out
because his face gets caught on the jewelry store surveillance
cameras. Mickey ends up getting Joe to commit to robbing a shipment
of gold off of an airplane, and itís a good plan if Jimmy werenít
a part of it. So, yea, the plan is put into action, you wonder if
Mickey is going to totally screw Joe, wonder if Jimmy might screw
Joe, wonder if Fran will screw over Joe, and even sort of wonder if
Pinky and Bobby might just screw Joe because, well, moneyís money.
Iíll leave the wondering at that, and even the story synopsis
alone, so that you can enjoy the many twists and turns that
"Heist" works through its almost two hours of a movie.
So many things work in this movie, much better than "The
Score." For one you get some great acting in their respective
roles. Hackman plays the old, tired, just wanting to retire with his
hot wife, thief perfectly. You see it in his eyes that he knows what
is really going on, and you know that his experience is the only
thing that can save him. Then youíve got De Vito, playing the dude
who you know is just trying to screw over Joe, able to make you
really hate him and hoping Joe can get him in the end. You also get
a movie that does a better job at keeping you guessing at who really
is going to get screwed..
"Heist" does a great job at being a great "thief
on his way out" movie. The characters keep you guessing, the
movie looks great visually, and short of a couple of "well,
duh" kind of moments, its just a great drama in the thief
mentality. If thatís your cup of tea, "Heist" wonít
disappoint you, but if youíre looking for action, this one really
ainít it. Itís 4 Ĺ stars out of 5 from this dude for
"Heist." Go ahead, pay full price, and donít forget the
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!