A gritty, kitchen-sink honest tale of four armed robbers who have been childhood friends that plan and carry out raids on armoured cars until one of the characters falls in love with the hostage (although hiding his identity) after a raid.
His romance with this woman realises that he no longer wants to live the life he's living and longs for redemption. He agrees to one final job, but not everything goes to plan.
A superb performance from Ben Affleck both as an actor and director (Gone Baby Gone showed his real directorial promise)shows that he has found himself after some films and can now (almost!) be forgiven for Gigli.
Compelling, amusing and poignant all in equal measure.
A superb storyline and production of a racist Korean war veteran (Walt), recently widowed, who catches one of his new neighbours (an Asian teenage boy) trying to steal his beloved classic car.
However, he slowly realises that the boy was under pressure by a local gang to steal his car and didn't want to do so in the first place.
The boy wanted to make amends by doing errands for Walt, which at first is very reluctant to do so, but over time agrees to let him.
Over time, he sees the boy does not want to follow the same path as the gang and in return for the boy doing errands, decides to meet him half-way and help set him up on a better path and even more importantly, starts to bond a friendship and starts to become more tolerant of his ethnic origin.
This also helped him face over his pent up feelings of his time serving in the Korean War and get them out on the open.
A great film with the moral of the story being that it's not too late in life to make amends and get things out in the open.
A solid effort of the true story of a daring and audacious plan to assassinate Hitler by a group of German soldiers that had become dissaffected and (thankfully) didn't share the view of the Nazi party.
As we all know, the plan didn't quite work but this film still portrays the true spirit of these fellows by letting the rest of the civilised world know that Hitler and his Nazis were a stain on both their country and their conscience.
A little slow at times, but on other occasions close to heart-racing too as the story was entering into its climax.