"Den of Thieves" Movie Review
There are many moving parts in Den of Thieves. Unfortunately, they don't move fast enough as this action heist movie falls short on the action and the heist.
In Den of Thieves, a group of skilled robbers formulate an elaborate plan to steal old, unregistered bills from the Federal Reserve. With the crew's combined skillsets, the team attempts to outsmart an elite group of County Sheriffs who are on to their scheme.
This elite group of Sheriffs is lead by Gerald Butler playing Nick, an unconventional component of Los Angeles law enforcement. While his questionable character gets his job done, it causes problems with his personal life; an internal conflict that the movie lingers on for longer than it should. In fact, lengthy tangents happen throughout the film. Some are worth the pit stop, but most are just distracting.
While the twist at the end is a nice surprise, the heist as a whole wasn't interesting enough to rank among better executed heist stories. Yet, the action wasn't paced well enough to qualify as a decent action flick either. The thieves here try hard to pull off an impossible heist, but this movie couldn't pull off being a good film.
Acting and Casting - 1 | Visual Effects and Editing - 1 | Story and Message - 1 | Entertainment Value - 1 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 0 | Reviewer's Preference - 1