Nate‚(TM)s Grade: B
THEN I FIND OUT it is written by the woman who gave us Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
AND directed by the man who gave us
Best Picture Winner 12 Years A Slave.
What could go wrong, right?!
RIGHT?! Well, everything sadly.
This is the most disappointing movie of 2018 for me, and it pains my soul to write that to you.
This movie is a big, boring train wreck that tries to mix so many different genres into a boiling pot
ie. part political intrigue thriller, part heist thriller, part gangster, throwing in 'elaborate' twists at points to lure you back that are so unoriginal, it sank this movie for me.
There are two people that shine in this movie and I will give them credit. The first being Daniel Kaluuya, who you'll recognize from Get Out, playing an absolutely heartless, street thug and brother to the man who got robbed in the beginning of the movie. He's so unlikable and cold in this, that it made me think how amazing it would be to see him in more villain roles in the future.
The other is Elizabeth Debicki, who we see as an abused and fragile wife to one of the murdered men. As the film progresses, we see her start to toughen up a bit and realize she doesn't have to take anyones shit anymore and it was applause worthy.
As the ole saying goes,
"Was the juice worth the squeeze?", and the answer is no, as the build up to the third act heist and the heist itself is so bland and short lived, the two hours it took to get to it just doesn't seem worth while.
Grade : C-
Waste of Irish talent.