In a department full of sleaze and corruption, Las Vegas cops Jim Stone (Nicolas Cage) and David Waters (Elijah Wood) form an unlikely team as they begin an off-the-books investigation into a bailed heroin dealer. Discovering the dealer's huge underground safe beneath an apartment building, they hatch a plan to break into it for their own ends...
Old man and boy rob vault
- The Trust review by AS
After the first five minutes maybe you think this is going to be a comedy, but the humour evaporates as rapidly as the plot. What might have been an original 'cops-turned-bad' tale turns into yet another 'drilling-through-the-floor-to-get-to-the-loot' caper. Cage's characterisation verges from edgy to loony (nothing new there then); while Wood simply smokes a lot, seemingly in a desperate attempt to make himself look macho rather than a cardboard cut-out. Jerry Lewis makes an appearance for no purpose whatsoever. Script and direction are as dull as the locations. The title is a mystery.
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Another Nick Cage dud
- The Trust review by Alphaville
Another boring mismatched cop-buddies movie (Nicholas Cage and Elijah Wood). The drug plot is a cliché, the drama non-existent and all attempts at humour fall flat. The jaunty music manages to make it seem even worse. In 2016, how did this ever get made? Even with a sparse running time of 88 minutes, it’s 88 minutes too long.