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A Stolen review goes great with happy face pancakes

Stolen

Plot

That whole “pull a second heist” thing came way too late in the film, and the “melt the gold” part was incredibly silly.

Characters

A rare judgement in this category for sure, but I took a point off because the film didn’t give the audience enough of a chance to get to know the characters before wanting us to be concerned about their exploits.

Visuals

Not a lot of color filter use. That’s rare for a film like this.

Product Placement

A few things showed up in outdoor scenes, and the bad guy sent the main character a Blackberry of all things. Since he ditched it on a train soon afterwards, I won’t count off.

Rewatchability

I enjoyed it for what it was, but there are way better films of this kind out there.

15 comments on “A Stolen review goes great with happy face pancakes

  1. I agree with you that there are better films of its kind out there, however im a big fan of Nicholas Cage and loved this movie regardless.

  2. I’ll have to check this one out too!

  3. I like Nicolas Cage alot but he could do better roles with better plots but a good movie all the same

  4. Late to the convo but: I really liked the melt-the-gold part! But I completely agree with the thought on the characters. It started off too far into that first heist or something because I couldn’t care less about any of them when the cops rolled in.

    And Nick Cage coming out of prison just made me think too much of Con Air (which I love), which made me want to turn off “Stolen” and dig out my copy.

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