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Inside Man: Most Wanted (2019)

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An NYPD hostage negotiator teams up with a federal agent to rescue dozens of tourists held hostage during a 10-hour siege at the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Director:

M.J. Bassett

Writers:

Brian Brightly, Russell Gewirtz (based in part on characters created by) (as Russell Gerwitz)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aml Ameen ... Remy Darbonne
Rhea Seehorn ... Dr. Brynn Stewart
Roxanne McKee ... Ariella Barash
Urs Rechn ... Joseph
Akshay Kumar ... Ansh Ramachandra
Tanya van Graan ... Josie
Andre Jacobs ... Sergeant Sam Abrams
Sven Ruygrok ... Bobby Jenkins / Joey
Brandon Auret ... Johnny
Bjorn Steinbach ... Joe
Adrian Collins Adrian Collins ... Jackie
Aubrey Shelton Aubrey Shelton ... Armand Phillips
Kevin Otto Kevin Otto ... SWAT Commander
Jessica Sutton ... Ava
Deon Lotz ... FBI Director Biggs
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An NYPD hostage negotiator teams up with a federal agent to rescue dozens of tourists held hostage during a 10-hour siege at the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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The ultimate game of copycat and mouse.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Is a VOD sequel to the 2006 Spike Lee heist thriller Inside Man. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, the robbers set up an impromptu foundry to melt some gold. With how much gold there is, the foundry would be working for a long time, thereby creating an enormous amount of heat and fumes. There is no air cleaning system in place and the robbers barely break a sweat at best. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Brynn Stewart: You speak multiple languages, you know neurology, you know firearms, obviously well educated, and I'm guessing, what, career military?
Ariella Barash: Or career magician...
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Connections

Follows Inside Man (2006) See more »

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Hello It's Me
Written & Performed by Todd Rundgren
Courtesy of Bearsville Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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why remake a movie, only worse?
1 October 2019 | by ivkoSee all my reviews

So, this movie is practically a top to bottom remake of a 2006 Denzel and Owen film of the same name, minus the "Most Wanted" bit. Bank robbers come in, seemingly trap themselves inside a no-escape situation, then pull off some ingenious plan that's only revealed to the audience in the last act. Along the way you're meant to empathize with at least some of the robbers so that you're rooting for them to get away, and so is the main police/FBI character because he's dealing with completely unsympathetic bureaucrats and powerful one percenters that he/she hates and so does the audience.

The problem, apart from the fact that this has already been done in a better version, is that because they reveal the connection to the previous film right in the opening scenes (and the title), you already know what's going to happen by the end. They don't change anything significant, really. I watched the movie with a friend, and by the half way point when they revealed a key plot element we both guessed the twist and how it was going to happen. And, apart from a couple of minor details, we were spot on. Which means, as far as I'm concerned, that actual law enforcement types who do this for a living would have seen some element of this coming from a mile away.

The whole thrill of a movie like this is that turn. To work, it has to be subtly hinted at in ways that you overlook early on but can look back at later, and it has to come as a surprise. It's very much like a magic act. If they hide too many details it feels like they're cheating, and if they don't surprise you with the reveal you lose that sense of wonder, which is the whole point of the movie.

Anyway, despite the underwhelming finale, the main characters were reasonably charismatic and entertaining to watch. And it's on Netflix, so if you have the streaming service you don't have to pay anything extra to see it. So I suppose if you find yourself needing to kill an hour or two it's a reasonably inoffensive way to while away the time, provided you've got nothing else better to do.


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Release Date:

24 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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