It’s a two hours movie showing and then executing an impossible heist. We see the story is happening in 2010 in Spain. When the entire nation is busy watching Spain win in the 2010 World Cup of soccer, this group is busy planning ways to rob Madrid’s most secure bank vault at the historic Bank of Spain. We see Walter, who is desperately trying to get his hands on a set of coins, which gives the coordinates of a hidden treasure.
To solve an impossible problem in his plan, he reaches out to 22 years old engineering student Thom, who is a genius. Finally, the entire team gathers and starts the operation. We see other characters like Lorraine played by Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, James by Sam Riley, Luis Tosar played the role of Simon and last but not the least German actor and comedian Axel Stein as Klaus. They planned the robbery at the same time as the finals of the World Cup in 2010. And this team of five somehow pulls it off and then successfully fools both the Governments.
Now, let’s talk about the things we like about the movie. All the actors did a great job portraying their characters, but Freddie Highmore takes the prize with his outstanding performance as a 22-year-old genius.
Who doesn’t love a delightful love story? We loved the chemistry between Thom and Lorraine, how they slowly got close to each other and how Lorraine supported, took care and pushed Thom till the end. The writers did a good job developing their characters in the background of the entire movie and finally giving them a breakthrough at the perfect moment.
Another significant thing which was so interesting and made this movie somewhat different from the rest of its genre was that the crew was after an ancient artifact. Not money or jewellery, but something which will lead to more discovery. We found it very intriguing when we got a glimpse of the next impossible heist.
Let’s talk about the plot. We found nothing new or innovative in the entire movie. To be honest, the movie was quite predictable from the beginning, except one time when Thom and Lorraine were trapped inside the vault. It almost felt like the crew was too comfortable with the heist and also got out of tight jams way too easily. But I have to say, setting the movie to take place in a situation which was a true event in the past, and especially Spain winning added a little extra flavour to the Story, which we enjoyed.
Although the vault was interesting to watch, we can’t ignore the mere similarities between other great movies of the same genre, like “Oceans 11” (2001) and “Happy New Year” (2014). But if you want to watch something new other than the same old, this movie delivers a full package of thrill, romance and suspense.
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