Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history. Officer Mike Chandler (Nicolas Cage) and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist.
I'm a Nic Cage fan, but let's be honest he's made some terrible pictures in recent years where he looks as though he just needs the firkin money , so he's totally phoned it in. In fact I cannot think of really good NC movie since the fabulous Family Man in about 2000.
This runs to a typical Hollywood formula but it's well executed, satisfyingly violent enough, pretty nasty villains and has a credible if slightly Starsky & Hutch type cheesy-grin ending. I do wish he'd lose the terrible sideburns and dyed hair though....it makes him look like some washed up old pub singer.