I love a good heist movie, and this is probably my favourite (though The Score comes a close second).
Heist is about a crew who steal stuff, and when one job doesn’t go to plan, need to get out of the game before authorities catch up to them. Standing in their way is a previous promise to do a big job for some bad people, and inevitable betrayal.
David Mamet, who wrote and directed it, has a thing for dialogue being in the vernacular of the characters, so this movie is full of an odd kind of crim-speak which you’ll probably either love or hate.
It keeps you guessing. Doesn’t all end well. Yet not all is lost.
Some excellent plotting and some excellent performances.