REVIEW: THE STICKUP

CAST

James Spader (Stargate)
Leslie Stefanson (As Good As it Gets)
David Keith (U-571)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring)
Robert Miano (Fast & Furious)
Mark Holden (Supergirl)
Alvin Sanders (Cats & Dogs)

2550942,tMDhy7tO2jq_I_bQJ7QR5sQ6R+5UYxwNfDwq09y3RcqUKqa3ojuuW9XLRGCbVh6L0826fU64K9flKo9BfiVfOw==An apparently disturbed/depressed loner is on the run after a daring bank heist. He meets a woman who sympathizes with his vulnerability and they begin a relationship which becomes jeopardized when she comes to suspect that he is the murderous stickup man. To say more could jeopardize your enjoyment of this movie.2628467,VwhFldAt9VSesTlQO1wAKSzAvqPs01Lbqbf5kCRIWjxM1xxB7m5A6C93P67YzOOjlZaKygcQDjJaG9r5Npl0GQ==I had sadly resigned myself, before viewing this flick, to the fact that the the chances of finding a good mystery or thriller any more are close to nil. Writing tends to be dreadful, story lines implausible and hackneyed, and the obligatory twists and “surprises” either predictable or preposterous. But here we have a nicely written and very cleverly constructed thriller-mystery whose twist is unexpected and ingeniously constructed. The technique of ongoing narrative flashbacks is most often clumsy and confusing. But in this movie the same technique is very meticulously realized and is essential to the bend in the story line that the film depends on for its punch as an exceptionally engaging thriller.2913871,yp+T7PMY5lKvdiJRNP2232rRcIxVh8A_S7N9IsWuz4QEwaEPZZrjpU+rJbihmueTTpJCTKIusJ0qmDEDRKo4WA==And don’t be put off by the somewhat deliberate pace of the first third of the film. It’s crucial to what this movie is about.The-Stickup-2002

 

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