In this epic crime thriller, a robbery crew plot to steal a small fortune in soon-to-be-destroyed bills from Los Angeles' Federal Reserve Bank. However, their scheme puts them on a collision course with a sheriff's deputy and his law-enforcement unit, who are notorious for not playing by the rules. Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis Jackson star. Directed by Christian Gudegast.~Jack Rodgers
Den of Thieves is a frustrating movie. At its best, it tangles with the genre's big boys for a seat at the supremacy table. When it's on, it's glue-to-the-screen intense. When it's off, it's sluggish, not unbearable, but spending valuable resources for minimal gain. Nick's family problems are the biggest offender. The cast is uniformly good and Christian Gudegast shows growth and potential, just needing to better understand pacing to compliment the many high points and moments in the film. Universal's Blu-ray is solid. Video and audio are terrific and a few extras round out a nice package. This seems like a candidate for another Universal UHD re-release a few months down the line, but it's impossible to say. Recommended.
Yes, I was very surprised and satisfied with this movie. I had never given it much thought while it was in the theaters, but watching this movie the other night made me wish I had. It is a surprisingly good caper that I had initially thought would be hampered by over-acting or simple story plot. Again... I was surprised that it was far more than what I had expected. It has some good pacing, a fairly deep storyline for many characters, good writing, an excellent twist, and great acting by many. Definitely worth watching.
Great gun battles but after the 1st gun fight you kinda have to wait for the next fight. But it is a big fight. There is a twist that i didn't see coming that was good to have and made you think about it. It runs kinda slow at some point but it will pick up. Great cast