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A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.
Steven C. Miller
Award winning novel "Storm Crashers" by Richard Wickliffe was optioned by one of the "big-six" studios, after his unique concept of a high-tech heist during a hurricane was shopped all over Los Angeles. This movie and at least two other similar projects were planned shortly thereafter. See more »
When Sherrif Dixon gets shot by Perkins he drops to the floor. The scene right after, where Perkins offer the deputies $ 20M each, the Sherrif's body doesn't show on the floor nor is there any trace of blood to be seen. See more »
We're about to get crushed by the biggest storm of the century!
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Cheesy, ridiculous, and a wild rollercoaster of action.
The Hurricane Heist (4 out of 5 stars).
Hurricane Heist is an example of cheesy stupid fun. If you are into those type of movies were you could leave any logic of realism out the window. Director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) managed to deliver an exciting action thriller. It is loud, action packed, and has some decent visual effects. It is a bit of a combination of films like Hard Rain, Twister, and Mad Max.
A simple plot of paramilitary robbers trying to steal old dollar bills from the treasury during a hurricane. Which makes it the perfect cover during the storm. While Casey (Maggie Grace), Will (Toby Kebbell), and Breeze (Ryan Kwanten) will have to do whatever it takes to stop the bad guys from getting away with the money.
What I like about the film is it is action packed. If you are an action enthusiast and don't really care for a movie with no real story than this is the film for you. You have car chases, gun shoot outs, and more chases during an intense storm with cars and debris blowing at characters. You have car rims blowing around the air hitting people like razor blades. Characters escaping the bad guys when a storm breaks through the mall window. Than, there was a thrilling semi truck chase in the climax as they try to escape the eye of the storm. The film can be cheesy with its action and get ridiculous with any realism of this hurricane. But its all pure stupid fun that is suppose to entertain which is what it did.
Toby Kebbell and Ryan Kwanten were okay with their characters. Playing brothers that had a tragic past after their encounter with a hurricane left them distant. Maggie Grace was good as a character that is loyal to her job and will do whatever it takes to stop the bad guys.
What I did not like about the film is the dialogue. It is cheesy and horribly written. Not sure, if people talk like that in real life. But it was terribly written and the script written by two writers could have written out a better script.
Overall, The Hurricane Heist is a good action film. It is not meant to be taken seriously with ridiculous action and logic. It is stupid fun, loud, action packed, and a wild rollercoaster ride with the main characters going from one action set piece to another from fighting bad guys during an intense storm with strong winds ripping buildings apart, a flash flood hitting the streets, and a giant wall of clouds from the eye of the storm.
I recommend seeing it on the big screen if you are looking for a cheesy action film that's a wild ride with cheesy dialogue and no plot.
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