HAIKU REVIEW Led By A Great Cast; Not The Average Heist Film; Sets Some Lofty Goals. ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS How do you differentiate yourself as a heist thriller in a world already crowded with them? Conclude the heist portion halfway through, switch up into a survival action-drama and add in some deeper philosophical elements. It works…
The American Dream is worth fighting for, but picking your battles may do wonders to move your pieces around the board faster than those who oppose you.
Willem Dafoe is fantastic in the title role, bringing the role a gentle charm that seems constantly threatened by a darker nature lurking in the shadows.
I enjoyed the film, but with a stronger script and more confident, emboldened direction it could have been so much more.
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