A couple attempts a high-risk, high-stakes jewelry heist at a department store.

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Doug Liman

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Sonic Sonic ... Hedgehog
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Paxton
Dulé Hill ... David
Jazmyn Simon ... Maria
Anne Hathaway ... Linda
Frances Ruffelle ... Neighbour
Bobby Schofield ... Noah
Tallulah Greive ... Lily
Dan Ball Dan Ball ... Toby
Louis Ball Louis Ball ... Toby's Child
Katie Leung ... Natasha
Mark Gatiss ... Donald
Eva Röse ... Melissa
Ben Kingsley ... Malcolm
Ben Stiller ... Guy
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Paxton and Linda, a couple at the end of their relationship who are only still living together because of lock-down orders in the U.K. The two attempt to navigate their new situations as COVID-19 spreads around the globe; Paxton is furloughed from his job, while Linda is forced to fire employees from her company as they look to cut costs. Through his boss Malcolm, Paxton "using a fake identity" accepts work transporting goods and materials from places that are closing during the lock-down. One of his stops is a department store that's part of Linda's corporation. Dissatisfied with their current state of life, Paxton and Linda design a plan to steal an expensive diamond from the department store so they can become rich. Written by Canon y mus

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language throughout and some drug material | See all certifications »

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The film marked the first Warner Bros. film to feature the updated blue shield variant of the Warner Bros. Pictures fanfare. See more »

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Paxton: Being locked up is making it worse.
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The film debuts a new Warner Brothers logo. See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No:5
Arranged & Performed by Batu Sener
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All you'll hear in 80% of this film is random useless "blah blah blahh", something we're already tired listening during lockdown from our significant others.
27 February 2021 | by Top_Dawg_CriticSee all my reviews

Firstly, shout out to the all-star stellar cast and performances - and for putting up with a script abundant in unnecessary and useless dialogue.

Producer and director Doug Liman's directing was excellent, although he should've addressed Knight's script issues prior to filming. The cinematography was decent, and although the score started off obnoxiously loud, it leveled off adequately.

However, executive producer and writer Steven Knight had a great premise to his story, but ruined it with 80% of his screenplay's schizoid dialogue having constant annoying random useless "blah blah blahh" from his two leads. I literally wanted to stick sharp pencils in my ears.

What's even worse, is that you had to sit through 118 cringe-worthy minutes listening to this useless garble, and with the slow pacing, it felt like a 3+ hour long film. Had even half of that random garble been substance instead of blabbering filler, it might've been bearable. Never mind the ridiculous plot and technical issues filled with contradictions and implausibilities.

For punishment, I suggest Knight write all the dialogue on a chalk board five times and see how he feels after that. It'll be only a tenth of the suffering the viewer had to sit thru. It's a generous 6/10 all going towards the cast for their pain and suffering.


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Release Date:

14 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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