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      1997 1 hr. 9 min. Drama List
      Reviews 73% 500+ Ratings Audience Score An ex-convict (Bruce Campbell) who swears he is going straight begins robbing banks again after his release from prison. Read More Read Less

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      Nico B This movie is an underrated gem. The way the movie was filmed makes it even more exciting. The actors did a really good job, especially Bruce Campbell. Overall very memorable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Steve D Campbell is the only reason to watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Shot all in one take (sort of) this movie is very hitchcockesque..... Ahem Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Once you get passed the gimmick of it being all continuous long takes, the film has a relatively standard storyline, but there's some great character work, especially in the second have of the film. Bruce Campbell is actually pretty fantastic in this film, one of his best performances. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Cleverly made low-budget heist/romance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Bruce Campbell stars as just released from prison Carl, who has been masterminding a plan the whole time in. Writer-director Josh Becker shoots in B&W, and it's all one take. No, I don't mean that there's a few very long shots here, I mean the entire damn thing, much like it's inspiration, Rope, is a (seemingly) long, continuous shot. Sometimes, the trickery is a bit more obvious, like when we pan across the van and across over an all black bit- I'm positive they stopped there, reloaded their film, and continued. Other times, it's much harder to figure out. Of course, this style would all be for naught, if the didn't bring a sense of urgency and immediacy to the proceedings, but thankfully, it does. The script, while not mind-blowingly original, is good enough, and keeps everything in check. The heist plan goes awry, as things are wont to do, but it is still successful.; that's not a spoiler, as most of the film takes place after the robbery. It's a lot of fun to watch these characters under pressure, and the tipping point at which they go bonkers. Campbell is excellent here, playing a slightly different version of his usual, smug, know it all persona; it's different enough to be noticeable, but not so different that it's much of a stretch. I for one, can watch Campbell do anything, so this didn't bother me in the least. As his partners in crime, Jeremy Roberts, as Patrick, a kind of dumb, quick tempered lug, is the best. Roberts exudes a sort of slimy, selfish attitude that fits well within the story. William Davis, as middleman Buzz, is only OK, but not bad enough to ruin the film, neither good enough to be of any real note. Gordon Jennison as druggie/ getaway driver Donny is very good. He really acts and sells it, and a scene where Campbell catches back up with him is excellent. As requisite love interest Janie, Anita Barone has suitable chemistry with Campbell, and sells the heartbroken fact, but when she's trying to be tough, it's not as easy to swallow. Still, she's ok. The pacing, which is given a nice boost from the fun score, is good, and will have you on the edge of your seat. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com It helps to have a supercharged premise filled with thinning patience and hostile characters, and when it's locked in suspense mode, the endeavor is riveting. Rated: B+ Aug 12, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's the kind of dumb movie where you are encouraged to laugh at the pathetic losers on the screen. Rated: B Mar 31, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An ex-convict (Bruce Campbell) who swears he is going straight begins robbing banks again after his release from prison.
      Director
      Josh Becker
      Screenwriter
      Josh Becker, Peter Choi, Peter Choi
      Production Co
      Blood Money Partners, Panoramic Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 16, 1999
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      16mm