It's an interesting story that as a Canadian, I didn't even know about, but even Duhamel's charm wasn't enough to save the disjointed narrative. There are many small issues that failed this film to be great, instead of just good. One of the issues was the long and dragged out 126 min runtime; it had too much frustratingly bland filler and too little engaging substance to hold the viewer's attention. I was getting impatient in many scenes to "just get on with the story". I don't mind long running times, especially when time flies in the way the story is laid out and told, but in this case, time dragged on and I kept losing interest in between many scenes. I also felt the film suffered an identity crisis - not sure if it wanted to be taken seriously, or make me laugh along the way. Both happened, but not enough of either to keep me entertained in the 126 mins. The funny parts weren't funny enough, and the suspenseful parts were too far in between. I feel this needed to be cut down to a 90-100 min runtime to be more enjoyable. The middle parts of the film just didn't hold my attention very well. Even the narrating felt half completed and question if it needed more, or none at all to get the story going. It all just felt too bland and pedestrian to keep me entertained throughout. Although performances were decent and convincing especially Gibson and Duhamel, and the cinematography and score on point, this could've easily been more fun and suspenseful in the hands of more seasoned filmmakers.
Crime / Drama / Thriller
Crime / Drama / Thriller
After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a police task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit.
September 23, 2022 at 09:58 AM
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A decent one-time watchable true-crime dramedy.
Fun watch. Nothing out of the ordinary though, but the jokes are good and so are the acting performances.
A Canadian bankrobber in the eighties managed to rob dozens of banks. How did he do it? And did he get away with it?
The good: this is simply a well made heist movie. Nothing out of the ordinary though, but what makes this movie still worth a watch are the good acting performances. Mel Gibson only has got a small supporting role by the way, so dont expect to see him much than 15 minutes, but in those 15 minutes he does act well being a rough and cunning old crime boss.
But the 2 leading actors are a joy to watch as well, with good actor's chemistry. I was really suprised (and pleased) to see these 2 actors, whom I only knew vaguely, perform so naturally. I always like to see a bankrobber play it cool when he robs a bank and this character is not only cool, but also quite funny, in a understated way!
This is simply a (slowburning) fun watch of a heist movie. Not laugh out loud funny. Nor is it spectacular. But nonetheless entertaining enough to award it with a decent 7 stars.
Surprise: Good Actors Make a Great Movie.
You've got Josh Duhamel who's underrated with wit and humor... then the last Genuine man in Hollywood- Mel Gibson doing his thing... and then to see the Stunner, Elisha Cuthbert -our hypercrush from our recent youth (if you're a middle aged man) of 'The Girl Next Door' as a love interest. That foundation alone gives any movie a 6.8-7.0. Add in a good script with known & unknown twists- and you have a real refreshing movie. I enjoyed the feel and pace along with the throwback 1980's timeline. If you are looking for a good movie that'll put you in the mischief, and make you care what happens, I say this is worthwhile. It has a bit of that "X" character that adds to a good film, but when asked- you can't quite put your finger on it. Give it a shot.
good movie 4/5
it can be categorized for comedy as well! Ok movie!
Watched this yesterday .. was worth watching .. def get it.
"Dammit Kim" ... why you get so old? Pretty good movie actually, surprised
I have to say that I was skeptical about this movie because the amount of low B-minus movies released in the past, makes me believe that there's a race between Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, and Nicolas Cage to see who puts out the most movies. But I have to admit that this movie was good and entertaining to watch. I have to give it an 8/10. Thanks Freeman!
Subtitulos en español / latino se podran conseguir ? Gracias
really good movie!
I enjoyed it. I liked the actual Canadian geography. The director didn't seem to notice that the airline and the helicopter had US registrations on them. Again, I enjoyed it.
Is it Bruce Gibson?!
LOVE Mel, LOVE Olivia, but I dont do michigan or canada.
Mel looks like he's going to give some unsolicited opinions on the Shaloms.
Mel Gibson is washed up. Tom Cruise also.
@senyor ...I have a source and only have 3 invites to offer others to join
Enjoyed this movie. Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis.. it still beats the other stuff
Mel's so rich, he doesn't need to work for (((them))). He just likes to act for petty $$$ so the movies he likes to make get traction. Did any of you know that Mel gave millions to J Ewish charities - but did it in secret? Not secret to the (((charities))) of course, just kept it from the MSM. That's why it's only petty little out of work Red-Sea-Pedestrians that hang faeces on Mel. So, (((who))) is it that profiteered from Mel's drunken one time arrest?
@jimrockford So where do the other sites get them from then? :) Just askin' is all :)
It must've taken a lot of work to keep Mel Gibson that sober for that long :)
Mel Gibson is a truth teller .. that's why (((they))) hate him
Mel gibson is the new Bruce willis
Can you please load Saif Ali Khan movie bhoot police. I really want to download the movie please.
I always wonder how they manage to upload movies that have not been released yet