The best movie of the year with a strong message. (by bennychen-is-here)
There are lot of hollywood movies with incredible acting and visual offect out there. But with a really good message? Very rare. This movie is very good, the best if I can say for the year. Not even avengers with a big question message, this movie is absolutely easily defeat it. I am sorry. This movie is for adult. The kids who just seek for awesome violent and awesome fx will surely rate this below 5. After all, the fx and acting of this movie is not that bad. Nice to watch. I will put 100 star if I can. This is a jewel in the garbage trash can of hollywood movies.
Love this movie (by Toocooltoobefooled)
Nik can act. It's not a perfect movie by any means, there are some plot holes, like why such a highly elite team didn't shut down or block out the cameras in the bank maybe they said they were hidden? I may have missed that. or why when the police arrive they don't immediately take the wounded office and the ride along away before engaging the bank robbers. Anyway, Nik plays a cop nearing retirement, grumpy from age and experience, yet a blue collar somewhat awkward guy and he hits the mark perfectly. Some movies call for him to be an eccentric over the top bad guy and he plays <more>
that role perfectly, sometimes he's a fish out of water hero, nails those too, yet here he's just a blue collar, run of the mill guy, who's thrust into the middle of a very bad situation and is flying by the seat of his pants, not knowing exactly what to do, not the confident hero, but simply reacting from the heart. He nails the role perfectly. Any other actor in this movie and it would be a dud, but in true form he makes any movie enjoyable. To me the movie went very quick.
Here's a great action shooter! Awesome! Don't listen to the negative comments - if you don't want to think and remember all the dialogues and all the names in a movie - you gotta watch this!
Worth a watch!!! (by jordancornally)
Although some of the acting in this movie isn't great its not the worst either. Don't have a clue why the ratings are so low. Maybe because of Nic Haters but none the less there isn't much we can do about it. Except for watching the movie and enjoying it yourself. Watch it its not as bad as the ratings say it is :
You must see this film (by vsantamariag)
The only important problem I see in this movie is the poor and very quick way they solved the end.If you do not like a cinematic genre or you do not like an actor you should not evaluate this kind of movies. I do not like most of comedies; that´s why i do not qualify them.It is a very realistic film without stupid softness with action scenes really different far away of bad jokes or movies for kids. If you really like Nicolas Cage or even not, this film diserves a 7 maybe, but never this unfair and ridicuolus less than 5.I really enjoyed this film. It made me very short. Considering the <more>
trash we currently see at commercial cinemas, for sure and for me this movie will be at top 5 in this year of the movies we can see at conventional cinemas...
The cast and crew were on it!!! Action packed movie!!👏
Why so many Nic Cage haters ? (by petersstravel)
I normally don´t write reviews but this time i´ll do it. I agree that Nic Cage has made a lot of awful movies lately but this one is not bad att all. I think that most people who hates Cage just put one star and that´s it. I recommend you to see it if you´re just want to see action and nothing else. It´s far away from the best movie but definetely a step in the right direction for Cage and the actors were good as well
Did any of the 1/10's even see this film? (by TheTopDawgCritic)
For a B grade film this was actually a decent production. What failed it was the terrible writing by first time amateur writer John Rebus. The story was a complete mess with plot issues everywhere. Had the beginning act been omitted or at least cut down to 5 mins or so, and the ending written better and longer, instead of resolving ridiculously in 5 minutes instead of these top trained military specialists walking out and getting killed off like amateurs, I would have rated this higher. The directing camera work was OK, but you can tell director/writer York Alec Shackleton did a lousy job <more>
directing his cast. The score also sounded very amateurish and too obvious and out of place throughout the film. Nicholas Cage was actually decent in his role, as was the rest of the B & C list cast. Interpol Agent Sapir Azulay was quite easy on the eyes as well. No way this film is deserving of such a low score, and I'm sure it's all the Nicolas Cage haters reviewing without even seeing the film. This was a great lazy Sunday popcorn flick. It's a 7.5/10 rounded up to an 8 for all those undeserving 1/10's. I would have given this film a higher score, had the writing not been such a mess.