Starring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe
Engaging. Smart. Solid.
Denzel Washington takes on a man (Owen) who has masterminded a perfect bank robbery, but there’s more at stake than just money, and the criminal’s motives may not be what they seem. Mostly effective, clever heist film with good performances, but I actually think the direction (by the great Spike Lee) could have been sharper. I also think the soundtrack is ill-fitting. I would have preferred a grittier approach than the glossy, over-edited style seen here.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-