Heist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


   Have you ever had the feeling you did not get your money's worth? If not, you willafter seeing "Heist."

On the surface this movie seems to have itall: an all-star cast (Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito and Delroy Lindo); seeminglygood action scenes; and a few good one-liners. Too bad it's weighed down by ashallow plot.

The movie begins with Joe Moore (Hackman) and his team knocking off a jewelry store. The team gets the jewelry but the job is ruinedbecause Joe gets his face on a security camera. Joe is on the run and, withlittle money, must decide if he should do just one more job.

The plotturns out to be a mess. First, there is no real suspense because you do not knowabout any of the "jobs" until they have happened - there's no build-up.Second, the plot is very simple. There are no twists and turns; the movie followsa predictable path.

This movie is shallow and predictable, even though itdoes have a great cast. Overall, I give it a C-.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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