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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gene Hackman
Danny DeVito
Delroy Lindo
Sam Rockwell
Rebecca Pidgeon
Ricky Jay
Directors
David Mamet
Screenwriters
David Mamet
Running Time
107 minutes

Heist
One last big job' theme is given quality treatment by Mamet and a superb turn by Mr. Hackman.


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Plot
Hard-pressed by conniving fence Bergman, thief Joe Moore and his crew undertake a risky robbery. With Bergman's trigger-happy nephew foisted on the team and after Joe's wife, the plan and the relationships between thieves undergo a series of sharp turnabouts.


Verdict
Typically for Mamet, it's cool, smart and intriguing, with cracking dialogue, distinctive and deceptive characters, and a crafty plot. Rockwell is a good actor but not sexy enough for his role, so Heist has its work cut out to attract the younger crowd.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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