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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dumb, forgettable, violent heist movie objectifies women.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

It was solid

Fun movie for the summer.

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Built from a grab bag of pieces borrowed from other heist movies but assembled in a way that makes little sense, this B movie has dull characters and an unhappy use of throat cancer survivor Kilmer. Though Goss is the star, Kilmer is arguably the driving force of Paydirt. But he looks so frail and so unconvincing in the role of a disgraced sheriff that the movie never gains any momentum. Due to the near loss of Kilmer's own voice, he's been (sloppily) dubbed by someone else here -- but at least he gets a couple of scenes with his real-life daughter, Mercedes Kilmer, which otherwise don't seem to go with the plot.

The rest of the characters seem to have been assembled more for their ability to fit into their "B" team names than for any logical reason, and Telio as the "Babe" and Bozeman as the "Badass" seem mainly here to be ogled and objectified. The details of what actually happens in the movie are pretty hazy, as there are so many scenes of characters joking around -- or scenes of the beautiful Coachella scenery -- that they become diluted. And it's likely that they were never really worked out in the first place. The only things Paydirt really has going for it are its dumb, grinning attitude and a bearable running time (85 minutes).

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