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Thursday, July 23, 2015

American Heist: Movie Review


By: Lakwatsera Lovers

After serving ten years in prison, Frankie (Adriene Brody) is finally out and is ready for redemption to commit another crime.However, he needs his younger brother's help Jimmy (Hayden Christensen) who also wants to start a new business but can't seem to find a bank to lend him a loan to start. Together with two gangsters Ray (Tory Kittles) and Sugar (Akon), they all planned to rob a bank and hopes that it would be the solution to their financial problems and finally change their lives. 

American Heist has undoubtedly comprised with talented actors joining in one film. However, the film is quite messy at times and doesn't seem to hold the pieces together. The action scenes are done in minimal fashion, and the storyline centralizes more with the drama between the two brothers. What we love in this flick is the presence of Adriene Brody, who is always in best shape in every film he appears. Same as Hayden Christensen who also provided a strong performance making the entire film watchable throughout. We just wished they have given Jordana Brewster more material he can work with.  We also loved the ending which is pretty slick and emotional.

Overall, American Heist focuses more with the drama within the two central characters played by enjoyable actors. It just lacked firepower to boost it up a bit more and maybe a better plan for the heist should have done the trick.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Adriene Brody, Hayden Christensen, Jordana Brewster

Directed by: Sarik Andreasyan
Distributed by: Crystalsky Multimedia 
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide  


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