Rental? Cable viewing?
Foolproof is a surprisingly good action movie. The story, full of plot points and betrayals, is engaging and recalls movies like The Italian Job, The Sting, or Confidence, among others. I have to admit I love these type of movies. They are fun to watch.[/color][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=4][color=purple]Donna A. [/color][/size][/font]
Keeping a diary of your thievery projects not a great idea when in wrong hands.
In and out without a trace, scout the area. find the loop holes within there processes. Not about double crossing or killing,
making sure no one else in the group deviates from the plan and makes their own play for the goods.
When playing both sides there is no room for error.
What's interesting about the picture is that it isn't as simple as going in and sneaking by the guards, hacking the passwords and getting out without being seen. The heist has numerous complex parts (spread over several break-ins) and it's a lot of fun to see the protagonists set themselves up for later dates by gathering information and stealing crucial components that will only be required for the big night. I also think that the initial setup is quite good. It might be hard to cheer for someone who makes their living by lifting money from other people, but these guys are just having a good time and you admire them for having the intelligence and skill to come up with these elaborate strategies. There are some betrayals that keep the story interesting and all of the how-to stuff feels credible. That's a big plus.
On the negative side, the villain isn't terribly interesting and it seems like he takes the job a bit too personally for a criminal mastermind. It seems unlikely for example that he would help in the actual heist in case something went wrong. Nevertheless he gets the job done. Some elements of comedy or forced romance stick out as too Hollywood-y, like an awkward scene of phone sex that don't really fit well into the movie.
"Foolproof" is an enjoyable watch with some innovative moments. I also have to give the production credit. For a low-budget Canadian film, this looks terrific. (On DVD, February 18, 2013)