Directed: J. Peter Robinson
Starring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, David Suchet, Keeley Hawes
Based on a true story in 1970s London where a robbery of bank safety deposit boxes is more than just about money, but also scandalous secrets.
What I expected to be a fun, little British heist caper ended up being that plus a whole lot more. It was more intelligent than I expected and I had to pay attention so I didn’t miss anything. Jason Statham was impressive and believable as the main guy who used to do bad things, tried to shape up and does odd jobs while relatively staying out of trouble.
I really enjoyed all the British colloquialisms used in the movie like calling the bad guys “villains” and an unsavory girl “scallywag.” There were twists and turns to keep it interesting until the end. There were some unexpected acts of violence that made some of it sad, but everything came together in the best way possible.