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Plastic (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Far-fetched, frantically overstuffed, and unfunny, Plastic seems to use its title as a goal as much as a description.

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High octane from start to finish, PLASTIC tells the story of intelligent and brazen Sam (Speleers), who leads a ring of recruited university students to become credit card thieves to supplement their income. They inadvertently rob a notorious gangster named Marcel (Kretschmann) and are then forced to up their game 10 times the amount stolen with interest. They take their scam on the road to Miami, the city of "high stakes" to pay off their debt. After a series of unfortunate mistakes, Sam's team falls short of their debt and they set their sights on a daring jewelry heist. Sam now needs to finish the scam, while turning the tables on Marcel before everyone in the team goes down. (C) Arc Entertainment

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Cast

Alfie Allen
as Yatesey
Emma Rigby
as Frankie
Mem Ferda
as Tariq
Graham McTavish
as Steve Dawson
Terry Stone
as Clarkson
Alessandro Forte
as DS Traynor
Kate Magowan
as DCI Metcalfe
Adam Fogerty
as Spencer
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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (7)

The title says it all in this cheap, laborious junior heist thriller from British B-movie journeyman Julian Gilbey.

September 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Variety
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As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer.

September 26, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A frothy little heist movie from Britain that starts off with great promise, only to devolve midway into an empty derivative shell of a film.

September 26, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's hard to escape the sense that "Plastic" is itself a cheap knockoff, but the point is not to look too closely.

September 25, 2014 | Full Review…
New York Times
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For a film with shootouts, heists, and high-speed chases, Julian Gilbey's Plastic is a strangely lifeless affair.

September 23, 2014 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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All champagne and strippers, conspicuous consumption and witless machismo, Plastic is a contemporary British heist movie that already feels dated, as if it were made before the bubble burst on Guy Ritchie's comic book gangster voyeurism.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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