After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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Motivated by an almost ferocious love for his intellectually disabled brother, Nick, and an explosive mix of desperation and thirst for a better life, the abrasive and fledgeling criminal, Connie, involves his sibling in an ill-conceived bank robbery that swears to be a quick and easy job. Instead, things go utterly wrong, and Nick will wind up in Rikers Island after one unanticipated complication, forcing the desperate but determined Connie to embark on a nightmarish, no-holds-barred quest to bail Nick out. Inevitably, over the course of a long and violent night, Connie will go to great lengths to save Nick from a cruel fate, doomed, however, to do more harm than good. Is it all heading somewhere?Written by
Pattinson about bank robberies today: "People think that bank robbery has gone away as a crime in a lot of ways. But people do these little bank robberies all the time. I was talking to a guy, a 21-year-old guy who was in prison - well, he'd just been released, but he got put in when he was 21. He had robbed like 70 banks or something. And he did it the exact same way, just robbing them for like five or six grand at a time. Apparently that's a big thing, because every bank has an insurance policy. Most banks don't have an armed guard anymore. If most banks had an armed guard there would be no bank robberies whatsoever, pretty much. But a bank robbery, yeah, a teller will pretty much give you the money, basically. Oh, I guess I shouldn't say that so loud." (laughs) See more »
When Connie goes to the hospital to see his brother and is walking down the hall on the 6th floor, individuals are seen in the reflection of the glass. See more »
This is a pretty good movie. It starts off very fresh and thrilling, as two brothers rob a bank. We envision this movie being a fantastic heist or crime thriller. It sort of does that, but goes in a couple of weird, but pleasing, directions. By that I mean the movie never stops on the thrills, but takes us in directions we would never envision it to go. It is not a step by step movie, which is great about it. What can be perceived as boring, space fillers, turns out to be effective and concludes in a very pleasing space. On a different note, Pattinson does not shine in this film as was expected.
Not Oscar worthy, but definitely a great ride of 2017.
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