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The Hatton Garden Job attempts to portray one of Britain’s most notorious heists in history £200 million of diamonds stolen from inside one of the most secure environments in the world.
Well, as fun as the film is, unfortunately in some respects it doesn’t quite reach that adrenaline rush you need watching a heist film, especially with a true story of such caliber.
£200 million of diamonds? Sure, why not!
A nameless leader slowly recruits all his old friends and colleagues for one last job – the heist to last a lifetime. They meet, predictably, in an old warehouse to hash out their plan. Apart from a few genuinely hilarious jokes, and some moments of artful foreshadowing, this film generally follows the vein of every other heist film in existence, which sadly doesn’t add anything new.
Monday night movie? Great. Saturday night? No way.
The only part of this film that genuinely seemed alive, creative and fun was the editing. It was the only part that was truly breathing – everything else was formulaic. It’s a good movie, but we have plenty of those. Show me a great heist movie to make my hair stand on end, to keep me on the edge of my seat – then you’ll have stolen my heart.
The Hatton Garden Job is in cinemas 14 April. Why don’t you go judge it for yourself?
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