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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Very strong language, violence in dud crime movie.

Movie R 2015 93 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+
Great start to film, was very good apart from unrealistic ending. Very disappointed that De Niro was cast in this. 4.6 million at box office says everything.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Despite a high-concept idea and a good cast, this crime thriller feels somewhat half-baked and rushed. It might once have been promising, but it seems like something went wrong along the way. As The Pope, De Niro faintly recalls some of his great gangster roles, but here he's somehow flatter and less relevant. A scene with Kate Bosworth as his estranged daughter seems tacked on to give his character depth, but it doesn't work.

Director Scott Mann has another opportunity to build conflict between the characters played by Bautista and Morgan, but instead they simply yell and curse at each other throughout the movie; they have no real connection. Kris, played by former mixed martial artist Carano, could also have been an interesting character, but while Steven Soderbergh used her well in Haywire, Mann can't get a believable performance here. All in all, HEIST is a dud -- as evidenced by its generic title -- and a waste of talent.

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