STOLEN (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Stolen—nothing new here. It’s a run-of-the-mill film for killing some time on a boring Sunday afternoon when there are no other choices to be had. No fault in acting or in direction. The timing is good; the film just lacks the ‘WOW, I haven’t seen that before’ elements of a good action-thriller.

Storyline

Robbers try to break into a vault, try to steal money, friend Vincent (Josh Lucas) accidentally shoots himself in the leg while trying to escape with his buddy, Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage), to an escape van. Will puts Vincent in the van then tries to go back to get the money, but the driver of the van freaks because of approaching cops, drives off, and leaves Will in the alley with the money. Will tries to make a get-away in a stolen cop car, gets caught in a parking garage. Eight years later Vincent kidnaps Will’s daughter and the story is off and running.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Simon West for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Danny Dimbort, Kristina Dubin, Cassian Elwes, Avi Lerner, McG, Jib Polhemus, Trevor Short, John Thompson, and Mary Viola for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage), Vincent (Josh Lucas), Tim Harlend (Danny Huston), Riley Jeffers (Malin Akerman), Alison Loeb (Sami Gayle), Jacobs (Edrick Browne), Fletcher (Mark Valley), Reginald (Barry Shabaka Henley), Hoyt (M.C. Gainey), and Rookie (J.D. Evermore).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe.

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