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The small town of Chesterfield is supposed to be in the U.S. state of Maryland. When Mike picks Steve up for work (after Steve learns his wife is pregnant), as they are driving down the highway, the cars passing by clearly have European license plates and a few traffic signs can be seen bearing European highway emblems. See more »
Written by Ernest Saint Laurent (as Ernest Saint-Laurent) (SACEM)
Published by SuperPitch Entertainment (SACEM)
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A fairly generic bank-heist-gone-wrong movie...
Granted that I had little expectations for "211" from writer and director York Alec Shackleton when I sat down to watch it. Why? Well, solely because this was just screaming to be another Nicolas Cage movie.
So was it? Both yes and no. Yes, in the sense that he trotted on with his usual stumped performance with just a single grimace throughout the entire movie. No, because the storyline sort of veered from the usual stuff that he participates in.
Was it a good movie? Nah, it was adequate, albeit quite generic. The storyline had its moments, not many, but it had them. But for a bank heist movie, then it offered very little to the cinematic experience that haven't already been seen in other bank heist movies.
The dialogue in the movie was good, and the characters were good, which definitely worked in favor of the movie. However, some of the things that the bank robbers were doing just made so little sense, especially since they were supposed to be highly trained military people.
All in all, an adequately entertaining movie that will suffice if you have nothing more pressing on the to-watch-list. But this is hardly a movie that you will be returning to watch a second time around.
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