HURRICANE HEIST (2018 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

Hurricane Heist is not one of Director Rob Cohen’s (Director of xXx and The Fast and the Furious) best works. This wannabe hurricane film’s illogical storyline—why would anyone rob a cash facility during a Category 5 hurricane and how could such a robbery, that would take months or even years to plan, take place without that much forethought—creates distraction that becomes too difficult to ignore. Because this director can obviously make blockbusters, it is a ‘head-scratcher’ trying to understand how he got involved in the direction of this film’s script.

Storyline

Treasury agents try to steal money from a cash storage area.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Rob Cohen for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Byron Allen, Marina Bespalov, Sergei Bespalov, Tamara Birkemoe, Mark Borde, Alastair Burlingham, Chris Charalambous, Chris Conover, Carlos Davis, Mark DeVitre, Charlie Dombek, Anthony Fingleton, Carolyn Folks, Gregory Gavanski, Peter Hampden, Terence Hill, Phil Hunt, Jennifer Lucas, Namit Malhotra, Norman Merry, Compton Ross, and Jenna Sanz-Agero for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Will (Toby Kebbell), Casey (Maggie Grace), Breeze (Ryan Kwanten), Perkins (Ralph Ineson), Sasha (Melissa Bolona), Dixon (Ben Cross), Rice (Jamie Andrew Cutler), Moreno (Christian Contreras), Xander (Jimmy Walker), Frears (Ed Birch), Jaqi (Moyo Akandé).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This is a good study film to see what Director Rob Cohen can do, but better natural disaster movie choices are Hours or San Andreas.

Ben Meyers

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