Run time: 108 mins
Boasting an all-star line-up of British legends, James Marsh’s gripping crime caper drills home the true story behind one of the biggest robberies in English legal history.
Déjà vu anyone? You may have had the displeasure of seeing last year’s appalling The Hatton Garden Job, a film so bad it made empty cinema seats bleed across the country. If you are however unfamiliar with the facts, the heist saw 77-year-old thief and recent widower Brian Reader assemble a gang of aged crooks for one last score. The target? Hatton Garden’s luxury safe deposit box vault, holding over hundreds of millions worth of bank notes, jewellery etc. The long quiet Easter/Passover weekend of April 2015 would do nicely.
The tale of their audacious crime and subsequent downfall is laid bare, brought to life by a wonderful cast of British film stalwarts (Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon). Winking at their iconic screen moments of yesteryear while gunning for Ocean’s 80+, it’s a breezy affair with a dollop of murky twists and shady turns. Come and see Jim Broadbent outgeezer Ray Winstone? (Research Chris Coetsee) For the cast alone it’s worth the ride. Here once now, back early in November.