A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Led by John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) a team is assembled for one last heist to steal $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, a team member, Steve (Edward Norton), driven by greed and jealousy, arranges to take the gold for himself and eliminate the remaining members of the group. Thinking the team dead, he returns to L.A. with the gold. Charlie and the survivors of this betrayal follow Steve L.A. to exact revenge against the traitor. Charlie enlists the help of John Bridger's daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron) - a professional safe cracker, to get revenge. With Stella and the hacking skills of Lyle (Seth Green), the explosives skills of "Left Ear" (Yasiin Bey), and the driving skills of "Handsome" Rob (Jason Statham) this new team plans and executes a daring heist that weaves through the freeways and subways of L.A. Written by
The red Mini Cooper driven by Stella at the beginning of the film is a nod to the Mini Coopers from the original The Italian Job (1969). It is a vastly different model to the one featured in the original, though, being a late Rover-produced model made in the late-'90s, not an Austin Mini Cooper Mk1 as was used in the original film. See more »
When Charlie's blue Mini jumps from the train platform onto the train lines, a pile of boxes designed to cushion the vehicle's impact can be clearly seen. See more »
Entertaining film with good performance director F. Gary Gray
A thrilling adventure, very entertaining for the most part, especially at the beginning of a spectacular and insane pursuit, and explosion impossible maneuvers that do not match the credibility of the rest of the film.
The plot is fairly simple, a revenge story about a friend who betrayed them in an old hit. Although the film is no comedy, with enough touches of humor are appreciated and that streamline the viewing.
John Powell's music is perfect, as always in this type of film mounting vibrant.
Charlize Theron's performance is a success, and gives a level not very splendid cast .... Another great attraction of the film are mini cars that appear in some scenes, which are most curious and striking, the action scenes are original. : The beginning of the script in Venice makes it interesting from the start, and the rest of the action, although not as intense, if it is very effective.
It's a good commercial cinema films of typical theft is very well done and get to entertain the viewer.
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