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Heist (2015)

Heist (2015)

AKA Bus 675

It reminded me of Speed, though not quite as intense, and with a main character on the wrong side of the law instead of the right one. He's played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom you might recognize most from his recent appearance as Negan in The Walking Dead... or a bunch of other movies and shows. He's one of those nameless actors I think I've seen here and there, in other movies, but never remembered.

With his latter TV show appearance that's all changed though. Suddenly, for some reason he's a name imprinted in my mind, and with his charming Walking Dead personality it's strange to see him play a not-entirely-evil guy, though he does it well.

He has good company of both Dave Bautista and Robert De Niro too - one as a fellow villain, and the other his main adversary. Gina Carano plays a cop, though I feel her role could've been bigger/better. I expected more fight from her, though she still has her trademark attitude. It's a suspenseful movie overall, but with reluctantly little actual action, and when there is it's mostly in the form of firepower, not fists.

It's an interesting take on the classic hijacking drama though, which only happens because a heist goes wrong, and the perpetraitors are forced to take a city bus hostage. Both planning for - and the actual heist, are filmed as one, which is a nice and new touch compared to similar movies. It's a well-acted, tense and twisted (with twists, that is) action movie that doesn't really go beyond the norm... but does have a few memorable moments and surprises up its sleeve.

If you're looking for a good action thriller, no more no less, here's one.

 rated 3/5: not bad


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