A pair of old friends scheme to rob an armored car company with a cop hot on their tail in this crime drama from director Dito Montiel. Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson star in the Emmet/Furla Films production.~Jeremy Wheeler
Creating an empire: Behind the scenes with interviews of Cast/Crew
"Anatomy of a heist: The mastermind behind the robbery" featurette
If your looking for a low brow type of movie that kinda-sorta falls under the radar and you look at the cover see who's in it, who it may be directed by etc, and you hesitate on the blind buy for the price is within reason given the lead actor's. Well Empire State is that type of film. It's not a classic heist flick by any stretch, but it does offer an interesting historic view on a situation that went down in New York City circa 1982. The characters are all a bunch of cliche's for movie stuff, but these dudes where real folk. This movie is more of a starring flick for new timer Liam Hemsworth as The Rock has a small but important supporting role, while Emma Roberts pops in a few glamorous cameo's for good measure. The story moves along well and the performances are decent for the weak script, but the Eddie character you'll want to shoot in the head yourself after watching how stupid can one guy be. Bottom line I got my $8 dollars worth. Lionsgate blu offers up a standard good PQ & AQ presentation. Natural colors and a clean image. Audio is a nice 5.1 DTS track crisp and clear. A small bundle of extra's and a title that could essentially be billed as a guilty pleasure.....