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 final set piece borders on the absurd but in the best of ways, giving way to an absolutely beautiful final shot that will stick with me for a long time.
While this didn't quite hit the level of Deepwater Horizon or Patriot's Day for me, it was still a very solid effort with some great cast work and riveting suspense.
Most war documentaries feel like watching ghosts, but this film brings the ghosts back to life.
At the center of it all is an absolute home run performance from Rosamund Pike that is sure to put her in the Oscar race. Simply put, she is fantastic.
The tension is palpable, and it doesn't take long for you to feel like you are in the desert with them, locked into their sniper game of cat and mouse, breathing slowly to avoid sucking sand.
We live in a time of zombie obsession and people clamoring for violence against Nazis, so here is your chance to scratch two itches at once!