22 June 2018
Den of Thieves
Firstly did you know that Los Angeles is the city where the most bank robberies take place in the entire world. Well you do now. Gerard Butler stars as a no nonsense agent who heads up the special crimes unit in the LAPD who are trying to track down a gang who have been carry out bank heists across the city. Struggling to keep his personal life together he buries himself in his work and makes it his mission to bring the gang down. They get close to capturing them on numerous occasions but every time they just manage to slip through their fingers. When the crime unit gets a tip off that the gang are going to plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal reserve bank they realize that this might be there final job and in turn the last chance to catch them. The gang develop an intricate plan to rob the reserve which ends in a breathtaking climax as the special crimes unit moves in. The shooting scene at the end compares to the movie Heat directed by Michael Mann and starring Robert de Niro and Al Pacino. The movie is gritty, full of action and has a great storyline so not really anything I can fault. Credit must go for Butler who plays the role very well and also Pablo Schreiber who leads up the heist gang.
The DVD has no special features. The main movie runs for 140 minutes and is rated PG16 for language and violence. Den of Thieves is now available through Empire Home Entertainment.
IFM Rating 7 out of 10.