Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Taylor, Joel Edgerton,
Directed by: Scott Roberts
Written by: Scott Roberts
Distributor: Lions Gate Films
fraternal (i.e. brothers) bank robbers languishing in
jail, discover a profitable way to spend their time.
Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know what
I mean?". Hard experience and an unspoken bond
of family have made them masters of their craft - armed
robbery. It's a job and they do it because they're good
at it. Their only rule is, no one gets hurt. Keeping
the wheels of crime turning is their long-time criminal
lawyer, whose network of contacts reaches the highest
level, enabling him to play the brothers and the system
to perfection. But success has clearly gone to his head
when he begins an affair with Dale's wife. Dazzled by
her physical attractiveness, Frank has severely underestimated
the brain underneath the blonde. Carol is one of life's
greatest operators and she is determined to get what's
hers, even if it means jeopardizing the intense bond
she shares with her husband. The brothers are out only
long enough to do one job before they are back behind
bars because of a problem with the 'paperwork'. They
must do a really big job if it is to be their last.
Dale's festering suspicion about Frank's motives, and
a bout with food poisoning, create an impossible situation
leading up to a multi-million dollar heist. However
when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and
the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and
the old bank heist schtick again - where would the movies
be without heists. Good cast could lift this above average.
mate - is that as hard as your word gets?"