Esteemed writer/director David Mamet fashioned this homage to the elegant, character-driven "tough guy" genre pictures of Warner Bros. in the 1930s and '40s, even using vintage scores in the soundtrack. Gene Hackman stars as Joe Moore, an accomplished thief whose career is jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, Joe and his associates Bobby (Delroy Lindo) and Pinky (Ricky Jay) are blackmailed by their longtime fence Bergman (Danny DeVito) into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, Joe and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between Joe's young wife Fran (Rebecca Pidgeon) and Bergman's nephew Jimmy Silk (Sam Rockwell), who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as Joe gets closer to the payday of a lifetime. In an effort to reinforce the solid storytelling of classic crime dramas, Mamet eschewed the use of computers or high-tech gadgetry in the complicated plot. Heist (2001) co-stars Patti LuPone. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
Great ! This one of those kinds of movies to watch over and over. Gene Hackman at his best, Danny DeVito the man, as always, and Delroy Lindo cool as ever. A great movie to take your mind off of your troubles after a days work.
I've never been a big fan of heist movies. " The Score" and " The Getaway" are the exceptions. This one has a great cast; however, it still fell short to my expectations. Its not predictable; yet the comedy elements by Devito and a week screenplay makes this only an average flick to watch.
Another great heist movie that came out in 2001. Unfortunately this movie was overshadowed by the Ocean's Eleven, but this movie is just as good to watch.
The difference in my opinion is that this movie is a little bit more darker. Gene Hackman is awesome in this movie!
this movie was awful!! I kept having to ask myself, are they serious? I've never seen such poor acting, and the premise of acting inside of fake acting inside of fake real acting, was just terrible. This was an embarassment to the highly skilled actors that were cast. The writing was terrible, and clunky. The execution of the script even by skilled actors was poor. It was obvious that this writer/director allowed no artistic license to the actors in their parts and as a result all the dialogue was akward, not to mention the prolific use of code language made the piece even more akward and unclear, instead of seeming clever. I was looking for a good heist movie and the dialogue was so awful I couldnt even get into the good part of the heist. Dont waste your time with this peice of crap, production.