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 evidences 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 »
For some of the time that Vincent kidnaps Will's daughter his teeth are quite brown and stained, but in later shots they are back to being clean and white. 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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Master thief, Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage), leaves jail after serving 8-years for a heist gone bad. His cohorts (he never gave them up) in crime believe Will has the 10-million somewhere and they want it. They kidnap his daughter Allison (Sami Gayle) as leverage to get that money. Will claims he burned the money before he was caught. What to do? What to do? What to do?
This starts out good up to the time when daughter Allison is kidnapped. Then it becomes too workman-like rushing around to save Allison. Will tries to get the cops to help but they don't believe him either about the 10-million and watch him like a hawk. Vince (Josh Lucas) the former partner in crime who kidnaps Allison plays the role somewhat over the top. Lucas doesn't make a good bad guy and for the most part was too animated, hence: annoying.
So we are left with a chase movie the rest of the way with the cops always in the wrong place and trying catch up. The vehicle stunts were very good and hard to believe they did these stunts during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Ouch !
Yes, there are similarities to the movie TAKEN, but in that movie Liam Neeson had fighting skills we agreed with. In here no such karate, Judo or other moves were demonstrated. Bummer.
I like Nicolas Cage, but this movie was kind of disappointing and I just didn't care if Will succeeded with his plan. I must admit that when Will and Vince meet up for their fight at the end it was very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. Great choreography. However, that didn't make up for everything that went before. So I have no choice to chalk this up to being disappointing. (5/10)
However, I will still run to a Nicolas Cage movie in the future. It's what I do. HA !
Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.
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