A suitcase full of cash spells big trouble for a Chicago couple, who quickly find out that their big windfall comes with some barbed-wire strings attached. Sam Phelan (Chris Hemsworth) was just driving down the street when his life changed in the blink of an eye. Now, Sam and his wife, Leslie (Victoria Profeta), will never have to worry about money again. They will, however, have to worry about Pyke Kubic (Sean Bean), a vicious criminal who has every intention of finding his lost cash. When Pyke discovers that Sam and Leslie have already spent a sizable portion of the loot, he hatches a plan to make them work off their debt by robbing stores. Realizing that the only way out of their mess is through the thick of it, the clean-cut couple begins their life of crime, sinking ever deeper down a spiraling pool of obligation and desperation. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
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Good entertaining movie! Ca$h isn't a thriller in academic film terms. It's not a traditional action film, either. If the film must have a label, it is neo noir satire. Noir features a desperate protagonist who is an anti-hero. "Ca$h" is an entertaining movie where everybody is corrupt in the end, even those that have been robbed and declare a larger amount to benefit with the insurance. Sean Bean performs a peculiar but very dangerous criminal with a great knowledge of economics. Chris Hemsworth is the typical American low middle class with a great alienation and lack of general culture. The screenplay is enjoyable and the resolution of the situation is satisfactory.
A stroke of good luck turns lethal for Sam Phelan and his wife Leslie when they are faced with a life-changing decision that brings strange and sinister Pyke Kubic to their doorstep. As Pyke leads Sam and Leslie on a tumultuous adventure through the streets of Chicago, each are pulled deeper and deeper into a desperate spiral of deception and violence... All in the name of money.
Nothing special or even particularly good here, but it's watchable. The dialogue was really bad, however. The actress was also not so good. Chris Hemsworth is probably the only decent thing about this silly little movie...More
Corny and predictable, yet annoyingly enjoyable, would have loved to see a tweist at the end of this film, but the plot is very straight forward in an easy watching way.
Whilst I often have a problem with English accents in American all sounding the same, Sean Bean uses his own Sheffield accent in this film and I guess I would have to put it to not Brits to say whether that works or not.
The double role for Bean was also a little cheesy, hasn't this been done too many times? As early as the Norman Wisdom days?
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