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Foolproof Reviews

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February 18, 2016
learn the angles, begore you proceed with confidence. being calculate in each move, knowing what you have to deal with, knowing the materials and components, timing, precision, bypassing the inperfections and flaws, poor quality vs good quality.

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.
December 25, 2015
This film was ok. I have seen lose of films which are just like this and they are pretty much the same its just the choice in actors which changes. This is one of Ryan Reynolds ok films but it's no where near as good as the other films he has done in the past.
½ October 14, 2015
"Foolproof" is a decent thriller with some clever heist elements and enough twists and turns to keep you entertained. Our heroes are Kevin (Ryan Reynolds, always charming), Sam (Kristin Booth) and Rob (Joris Jarsky). You've heard of fantasy football and LARPing? Well these three have their own game, fantasy pilfering. They research, plan out and theoretically carry out complicated plans to infiltrate and burgle different buildings. They don't actually steal anything, or even intend to. It's just the thrill of it all. When a criminal (David Suchet) blackmails the trio, he forces them to put together a plan to lift $20 million... and actually carry it out.

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)
½ May 1, 2014
I thought it was a pretty decent heist film.
½ April 3, 2014
Foolproof seems like a pretty lowbrow movie, until the end. The story starts to make sense, and everything gets tied up neatly. This is actually a nice little heist movie.
January 18, 2014
A lame duck of a crime caper that is so far down the pile of better movies that it's not really worth bothering with. It's not awful, just very, very average.
January 16, 2014
1/16/2014: A fun caper movie. A good cast and a fun story.
½ January 11, 2014
A very middle of the road film, which the talent involved managed to attract me to but never really paid off, despite my interest in Ryan Reynolds and David Suchet, but oh well.

Rental? Cable viewing?
½ November 14, 2013
Nice little Canadian made heist movie. It is fun although a little too slow in parts, but Ryan Reynold does a good job, and it was nice to see a movie set in Toronto for once.
½ August 31, 2013
I am amazed that this film sold so few tickets and fared so poorly. I thought it was terrific!
½ August 29, 2013
Cute crime caper that was very enjoyable. Gotta love David Suchet !
½ August 18, 2013
Apparently not. A silly premise Guy Ritchie ripoff with copy soundtrack. Not bad, just silly.
½ June 28, 2013
Really fun watch! Interested me.
March 31, 2013
Interesting twists. Worth the watch.
December 7, 2012
Would like to get round to seeing!
½ November 27, 2012
Foolproof is your typical heist film but with a nice "beginners" element. You have a basic blackmail to get the show rolling, but the different twists the scenario brings in can keep you guessing until the end.

The acting is not stellar, but good enough not to distract you. There's also a caricatural feeling to it that's dosed just enough to keep the whole thing simmering with fun.

The only real big drag, is the thing with the lasers... It seems that they all have to do it, and every time it's a question of contortion, as if alarm systems were that dumb.

It's entertaining, it's intelligent, it's worth seeing even if it's not a master piece. It's an easy pick.
November 2, 2012
There are so many better heist movies than this crap.
½ August 23, 2012
Clever film, nice Saturday night entertainment
May 2, 2012
Stanley Q. Hamish has been in one movie and he is fucking awesome in it! Pushes it just a touch above the regular bullshit.
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