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The Heist

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Peter Hewitt
  • 86 mins
  • 12

Summary

Roger, a security guard working at an American museum, discovers several pieces from a collection he has defended for more than a decade are due to be sold to a gallery in Denmark. Chief among them is The Lonely Maiden, a painting he has grown to adore during his years of service. Determined to stop the sale from taking place, he enlists the aid of two like-minded guards in a desperate mission to steal the artworks they have come to love. Crime comedy, starring Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman and William H Macy.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman and William H Macy star in a breezy comedy caper, playing art-gallery security guards who plan an elaborate heist to steal the paintings they love before they are transferred abroad. The story unfolds without many surprises or twists, but the three bumbling criminals are a treat to watch, with the funniest moments being saved for the robbery itself (think Ocean's Eleven, only slower and clumsier). Marcia Gay Harden also has great fun as Walken's shrill wife, who dreams of escaping to Florida.

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Credits

Cast

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Charles PetersonMorgan Freeman
Roger BarlowChristopher Walken
George McLendonWilliam H Macy
Rose BarlowMarcia Gay Harden
Starving artistBreckin Meyer

Crew

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DirectorPeter Hewitt

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, brief nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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