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Movie Review: 'Stolen' is action-packed but clichéd

'Stolen' - a 'Cage-y' affair that steals your heart
By Troy Ribeiro (IANS)
Fri, Nov 09, 2012 09:29:42 GMT
 

Movie Review: 'Stolen' is action-packed but clichéd
Stolen movie review; Cast: Nicolas Cage, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston; Director: Simon West; Rating: **1/2

Packed with action, Stolen is mechanical and robotic, built on a template of cliches and scenes from older action films. The plot, as well as the visuals, are staid and offer nothing new to the audience.

It does not have any mind-blowing, jaw-dropping or spectacular shots. Yet, it does not hold you back from having a good time.

William Montgomery, (Nicolas Cage) America's greatest bank robber whose resolve to not kill a witness while escaping a heist spells trouble for him. As a result of his insistence, he accidentally shoots his comrade Kinsey Vincent (Josh Lucas). He then burns the loot before surrendering himself to the cops.

William spends eight years in prison, and upon his release all he wants to do is reconnect with his estranged daughter Alison (Sami Gayle). He also learns that his partners (Malin Akerman and Josh Lucas), who were left hanging after the failed heist, have taken different paths in rebuilding their lives.

Akerman now works in a bar frequented by cops, while Lucas, embittered against William for one reason or another, faked his own death and now impersonates as a taxi driver.

Hell bent on revenge, Lucas, convinced that William actually has the $10 million cash the trio had originally set out to steal, kidnaps Alison. He locks her in the trunk of his taxi and demands his share of the loot in exchange for her return.

Lucas gives William just 24 hours to show up with the cash.

Since, William does not have the money anymore, he goes to the FBI Chief, Tim Harlend (Danny Huston), for help to rescue his daughter. The police do not believe him and dismisses him off. William is forced to pull off another heist to raise the funds.

All this is supposed to be a 24-hour drama with a cat and mouse chase between the cops and the colourful Marde Gras parade as the backdrop.

Cage as the helpless protective father is marvellous. He looks crazy, determined, and convincing too.

Josh Lucas with his missing leg, shabby, dyed-blond hair, unkempt beard, and manic eyes is intimidating at times. He outshines Cage with his slangy to near-incomprehensible dialogue delivery and absurdly single minded vendetta.

Though the script is uninventive, there are a few not-bad bits that are well staged by director Simon West. He has succeeded in drawing the dynamics of the relationships between its characters very well.

He has also maintained the pace of the film. And he has made the heist seem plausible.

To reiterate, "Stolen" is the action film you've seen over and over again, but still holds up as an entertaining overall experience.

Through fun-focused delivery, West is able to briefly create a digestible fare.

Watch it if you are a Nicolas Cage fan.
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