Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Maiden Heist (2008)

Morgan Freeman. Christopher Walken. William H. Macy. All three of these wonderful actors are on my infamous (OK no one really cares about it) if-they're-in-it-I-will-watch-it list. Each one of them is uniquely brilliant and I was very excited when this one became available for streaming. How could it not be absolutely awesome, right?

Each of them plays a long-time security guard at an art museum. Having worked there so long they each grow very attached to a certain work of art that they've been guarding for years. However, the museum's new curator decides the place needs a shakeup to get more people in the doors and sells the works to a gallery in Denmark to make room for a new collection of post-modern Scandinavian art. Unable to part with their loved works of art the elderly security guards decide the only course of action is to steal them.

With great actors and a funny premise you'd expect hilarity to ensue right? It does... kind of. Don't get me wrong, this was a funny movie and the ending was particularly hilarious but it also feels like it was a bit of a missed opportunity. The movie felt kind of slow at points and I don't think the director got the most out of his incredibly talented cast. You should still watch this movie just don't have as high of expectations for it as I did going in.  This is a funny movie that just barely misses the mark for me.

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The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? Freeman, Macy, Walken.

Is it artsy? No, but art plays an integral role.

Best thing about the movie? Naked in a crate.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? Looking for a few laughs.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 3 Stars.

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