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Not sure what it was trying to be (ok I do know) but it failed. The movie is pretty cheesy in regards to both the bank robbery and the supernatural. The acting was pretty good and I thought Pensatucky did a great job. She's totally made for that role. Skip this movie you can find so much better.
Surprisingly good! There was good balance between the bank robbery drama and the horror aspect. Some things felt a little rushed, and the acting wasn't the best in a couple of places, but I feel like overall it was worth the watch.
Interesting bank heist/supernatural thriller. However, not as well explained and developed as it should have been.
Convoluted mess of a movie trying to combine a bank robbery with a supernatural theme. The poor reviews are justified.
Original idea. Brilliant.
Steady pacing and high tension hold together a good thriller/horror
I am two thirds of the way through this movie, and I see that as of this date (10-Feb-2019) the Tomatometer gives this a 28%.
I think that's unfair.
I'm not a horror / suspense movie aficionado. I like some genres, and both horror and suspense are two of them. At the 2/3 mark through this movie, I'm committed to seeing how it ends. I mean: I want to know what happens next...
UP TO THIS POINT:
The acting is good. Sure, there are one or two people who seem like they need lessons, but everyone in general has sold me on the story. People robbing a haunted bank. Got it. I'm in.
I have to reiterate: I've seen bad acting, and this movie doesn't really have it. The cinematography is good as well. The people are as believable as I need them to be, and the scenes are scary without being overly enthusiastic about dwelling on the gore.
Yes, I question some of the actors' reactions to what's happening, but seriously: it's not to the point of ruining the movie yet. Not even close, really.
Look... The movie got me to the 2/3 mark, and while the ending is critical: I'm kinda entertained and impressed by the story so far. I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT'LL HAPPEN NEXT - but I feel entertained at this point. I might end up hating the movie, or I might end up enjoying it - but as far as being entertain by something I paid a $14/month subscription fee for, I'm "alright" with whatever happens next.
ps. this review was written literally at the 2/3 mark. I don;t know how it ends. I may end up loving or hating my own review. Readers and potential movie consumers: the next decision is all yours.
The fair number of jump scares (forr which it gets the stars) don't make up for the piss poor detailing and a plot ending you can see coming from a mile away. Twist? What twist? And what police station has a cold case investigation pinned on it's wall 30 years after the crime? One that needs a plot contrivance, clearly. The only one who got away with the money here was James Franco, thanks very much.
Franco is good but sadly film isn't... Plot movement doesn't really draw you in or even really make sense from a story telling perspective...and neither do charater or monster motivation.... Its just shoty writing. Franco's character is pretty good and also well played but not enough to make this a film worth spending 2chours on.
What a mental concept, a bank heist horror film. I don't mind a crazy idea, but it was very predictable.