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The Heist




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber




The title should tell you what this movie is about. The thieves try to pull off the perfect robbery.

There are many twists and complex sets of double-crosses, and at a certain point, you start believing everything might be a scam.

What makes this movie fun is the characters, their wit and wisecracks. The actors work so well together, it's just fun to watch the way they try to outwit each other.

As caper flicks go, this is a good one--with a fine ensemble cast, just to make sure.

But trying to keep track of the character loyalties is tough; if you blink you may miss who is on who's side. This movie has more twists than a Chubby Checker dancathon.

Is there honor among thieves? I think not.

The film Heist is complex at times with its string of double and triple-crosses and more twists than a bag of pretzels.

The characters and dialogue are sharp, but the plot is confusing and keeps fooling everyone with so many about-faces that the movie eventually becomes tiresome and suprisingly predictable.

The problem I had with this muddled story was that I left the flick not caring or even being put in a position to care about Heist.

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