When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
heist family betrayal addiction sibling relationship office drug addiction hold-up robbery career shortage of money greed investigation daughter father workplace woman between two men sibling rivalry hospital jewelry store botched robbery
Solid acting but strange film making
I have mixed feelings about this one. There are things I like and there are things I don't like at all. The happenings of the movie are told in a random order which reminds me of Memento. I just can’t understand what the point of shuffling the scenes is. It just spoils the excitement and confuses the viewer. Call my crazy but I didn’t even like Memento because of this particular reason.
But the movie is not all bad. The story is quite interesting and the acting is very good. Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney do all solid jobs and Philip Seymour Hoffman is clearly in his element. He does what he does best. He portrays a mean ill-tempered idiot. Acting is believable all around but unfortunately there are no likeable characters. Because of that I couldn’t really put my soul into the movie. In my opinion there are clear pros and cons in this film. Ultimately my biggest problem with this movie is the fact that many scenes are depicted in a reverse order and therefore the excitement drops to zero. Please tell me why!