Heist (2015)

Heist (2015)
  • Time: 93 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Director: Scott Mann
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Dave Bautista


When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn and Cox are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage.


  • Heist is a strange mixture of Speed, Ocean’s 11 and John Q.
    The movie starts off as a strong cops and robbers film, with some heavy hitting actors: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista, and the man himself Robert De Niro star in this action go-getter.

    Not much in terms of plot and story development, a group of lowlifes get it into their heads to rob a riverboat casino run by a big time gangster who launders money for the Chinese mob. Anyways, the film starts off with a little back story, and get’s into the heist right away. Things do not go as planned, and the rest of the film is focused on the getaway. I won’t tell you what happens, but the major downfall is how predictable this film is.

    Character wise, everybody plays a pretty one-dimensional personality, without much gray matter in between their heads. The thief with a heart of gold, the unwavering cop, the psychopathic robber, the crooked cop. It’s all pretty bland, but it’s well acted blandness.

    Overall it’s not a bad movie at it’s most superficial. Just don’t go expecting something as good as let’s say… Heist (2001) with Gene Hackman… My score: 6,5/10.

  • “I’m here to ask a favor, a big one. How big? $300,000 big, at least.”

    “The Trust” was about a robbery in “Ocean’s Eleven” style by a “Dumb and Dumber” looking duo. In this film it’s “Ocean’s Eleven” mixed with portions of “Speed”. But this time without an adorable Sandra Bullock at the steering wheel. Robert De Niro doesn’t need to prove that he’s a class actor. That’s beyond dispute. But if you look at the list of films he played in the last few years, I can only conclude that he just did a favor for a bunch of friends. Sometimes his contribution is terribly limited (as in “The bag man” and “American Hustle”). Mentioning his name is obviously part of a purely commercial strategy so the movie will get some extra attention. And there are a few films of such a pitiful level, that you start to believe that De Niro is hopelessly addicted to acting and he can’t refuse to cooperate each time a script is shoved under his nose.

    Mind you, this isn’t the movie made in 2001 with Gene Hackman and Danny DeVito playing in it. I myself have never seen this version. But I am convinced that it can easily surpass this uninspired creation. Perhaps the chosen title is already a sign on the wall. Is there an even more meaningless and unoriginal title as “Heist”? Maybe it was intentionally to choose this title just to match it with the overall concept. Ultimately, there’s nothing startling or innovative about this movie. It’s a line up of clich├ęd events. Believe me. After one night, most details of the movie will be erased from your memory.

    Luke Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean), an ex-soldier and blackjack dealer at a casino of The Pope (Robert De Niro), an unscrupulous mafia boss, is facing a huge problem. The procedure for his terminally ill daughter costs a fortune. His plea directed at The Pope is being rejected. The only choice he has (apparently) is to rob the vault of this thriving casino with the cooperation of the disgruntled bouncer Cox (Dave Bautista). That the robbery wouldn’t go smoothly was predictable. And during their escape they hijack a bus. What follows is a chase by a squadron of policemen and also the furious entourage of the Pope. It looked like “Smokey and the Bandit”, but less humorous.

    The key words that first occurred to me were unoriginal, an obvious development and laziness. I was experiencing a whole range of deja vu’s. And De Niro is a class actor who can make a memorable impression with ease, but his talent alone isn’t enough to hide the fact that this was a not so exciting and rather boring movie. And Gina Carano isn’t exactly the person who’ll lift this movie to a higher level either. Not to mention the pretty senseless ending. It’s because I’m a huge fan of De Niro that I didn’t pull the emergency brake much earlier.

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