26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Stolen [DVD] (DVD)
Despite a ridiculous premise and some massive plot contrivances I found this fast paced actioner a real hoot. When two of his team bodge a heist, Will Montgomery (Nick Cage) ends up doing an eight stretch but not before burning the loot to secure less jail time. On release, he tries to kick start his relationship with his daughter, unfortunately though, his former partners pinch the kid and demand their share of the booty. With no legitimate way to get that kind of cash, Will must do what he's good at; que stunts, fights and a race against time bank robbery. Nick Cage and Malin Ackerman are easy to like and Josh Lucas does really well as the bad guy; to be fair, all of the cast look like they were enjoying themselves. This journeyman action/thriller is competently directed by Simon West (mechanic) and although not ground breaking it is never boring. I dunno if this was filmed during Madi Gras but the sets were good and movie didn't look cheap. The final fight (there's always a final fight) was well handled and the feel good ending capped off an easygoing hour and a half. Not Nick's best, not anyone's best, but better than that godawful Parker on which I spent a small fortune to see at the cinema.