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WHAT KIND OF STUPID DO YOU THINK I AM?,
on 12 June 2014
Peter Roberts (Thomas Jane) is a former US race car driver living in Queensland, the other Sunshine State. He is a part time driving school instructor with a failing marriage. An entertaining Simon Keller (John Cusack) employs Roberts to be his instructor...and park here while I rob this bank. Roberts becomes the unwilling, unlikely get away driver as Keller makes off with nine million in bonds. He explains why in this very linear plot.
The banking institute he robbed are likewise criminals who double crossed him. They send out hitmen. Meanwhile the feds led by an unconvincing, unbuttoned blouse Zoe Ventoura are in pursuit as our robbers make their way across Australia in a couple of different muscle machines.
About half of the film takes place in a car, not as bad as "Vehicle 19" but noticeable. Some of the scenery rolling by in the background looks like 1950's special effects. The driving scenes were not impressive and certainly misrepresenting the title. This is a low action, light comedy crime film. Cusack does a good job delivering his one liners and along with a few brief scenes by the daughter excited by the fact her dad is a bank robber, provide the only reasons to watch this film.
Mildly entertaining as long as you are not expecting a heavy action film.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.