Monday, June 16, 2008


It is a testament to the many talents of David Mamet when he can take basic material and turn it into something fresh and enjoyable. On the surface there is nothing special about HEIST. Sure, it has a star studded cast of Gen Hackman, Danny DeVito and Delroy Lindo (who, by the way, is bloody excellent here!) and we expect them to entertain, however, it is the little things which make this film so satisfying. Subtle use on camera angles, off kilter facial expressions and understated support from Rebecca Pidgeon and magician Ricky Jay, they all add up to take a premise we've all seen before and make it smell as enticing as the interior of a brand new car. Overlooked for sure but well worth the time of day if the bandit genre is to your liking.


Blogger mister anchovy said...

I thought this one was very well acted and structured.

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