In New Orleans, the notorious bank thief and family man Will Montgomery steals $10m with his partners Vincent, Riley Jeffers and Hoyt. However, he has an argument with Vincent in the runaway and Hoyt leaves Will behind. He tries to flee but the FBI agent Tim Harlend organizes a manhunt and Will is captured, but he burns the stolen money to get rid of the evidence against him. Eight years later, Will leaves the prison and he goes to the house of his teenage daughter Alison Loeb, who has issues against him. Alison leaves Will alone in a coffee shop and takes a cab to go to a session with her shrink. However, a couple of minutes later, Will receives a phone call from Vincent, who is presumed dead, telling that he has abducted Alison and will kill her unless he receives the $10m of the last robbery. Now Will has twelve hours to find a way to rescue his daughter from the hands of the psychopath Vincent. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WILHELM SCREAM: (at around 1h 3 mins) When an F.B.I. van crashes into a stand and a bystander falls out. See more »
Early on in the film there is a shot of the King Louis cathedral, right before a cut scene to Cage being released from jail. The cathedral is in New Orleans while the jail is clearly marked as a Texas facility, not a Louisiana facility. See more »
[drunk and singing]
Cigarettes, no sleep, no lights, no sound... Nothing to eat, no one to drink... Sometimes... all I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.
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Nicolas Cage made some good movies a while ago. Not this one.
End of story.
Long story: It's not all that interesting. The plot is like junk food -- dulls the mind, weakens the heart -- unsatisfying. The action is dreary and slow. Even the attempts at slowing down the pace are annoying. The absurd characterization of an Australian is ridiculous. The sound track is stolen from "The Saint" and Val Kilmer. The pretense of a hectic "Fat Tuesday" is idiotic. The visual effects stolen from "Heat" are disconnected from the action. Each character is a grotesque cliché. Each plot step is predictable.
Yet Another Nicolas Cage Movie.
Here's hoping he delivers a couple more good ones eventually.
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