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Coin Heist (2017)

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 6 January 2017 (USA)
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United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.

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Emily Hagins

Writers:

Emily Hagins (screen writer), Elisa Ludwig (based on a novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Saxon ... Jason
Alexis G. Zall ... Alice
Sasha Pieterse ... Dakota
Jay Walker ... Benny
Michael Cyril Creighton ... Mr. Rankin
Zach Broussard ... Tony
Craig Walker ... Nico
Slate Holmgren Slate Holmgren ... Horace
Will Denton ... Dylan
David W. Thompson ... Greg
Mark Blum ... Mr. Smerconish
Olivia Birkelund Olivia Birkelund ... Mrs. Hodges
Connor Ratliff ... Mr. Garcia
Muhammad Cunningham Muhammad Cunningham ... Ethan
Alex Maizus ... Chaddie
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United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school - the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student - band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A golpe de monedas See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains New York, USA See more »

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Adaptive Studios, Netflix See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Based on a novel that, in turn, was based on a screenplay. See more »

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Features Gambit (1966) See more »

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This isn't the "family fun" Italian Job you were expecting
9 January 2017 | by tyson-hunsakerSee all my reviews

Anyone who sees Coin Heist needs to have clear expectations as to what this film is and isn't. They should know going in to not expect the greatest heist movie you've ever seen or expect the production value to match some of Netflix's finest originals. Then again, it's definitely not the worst - it meets at an in-between mediocre groove that neither provides the audience with anything worth seeing and also doesn't "hurt" the viewer.

Right off the bat, the film's biggest flaw is its weak script and honestly cringe-worthy dialogue (more in the first half of the movie). The premise itself isn't inherently terrible but a few minutes into the movie, the audience will be able to tell it was written very poorly. Very, very poorly. Since this is such a big flaw, the movie itself suffers as a whole and doesn't make a great time.

That being said, there are some saving graces that make it easy to watch. First, the performances in general weren't bad. Particularly a few of the leads were actually good and the cast's effort in trying to sell the plot actually turned out believable in many cases. It's just a shame some decently talented actors are in a blander film then they should be. Second, it's shot consistency well throughout the picture. The cinematography and "look" to the film includes vibrant and visually compelling shots that make it even easier to watch. The editing also reflects a straightforward, precise feel that helps the film move at a very comfortable place that leaves no room for boredom.

If anyone is looking for an easy to watch, substance free flick to play at a party for some background entertainment, this will do just fine. If they're looking for a more well written movie to have a better time with and enjoy more thoroughly, this is far from it. Despite its strengths, the terrible writing does indeed place this movie in the "negatives" but definitely isn't the worst you'll find. All in all, it would be best to pass on this one since there are just so many better Netflix originals out there.


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