Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Mar 2019)
Brief Synopsis – A group of 5 Army veterans plan to rob a South American drug lord and get away with millions.
My Take on it – This is a film that I knew nothing about when I caught it on Netflix and was quite surprised at how many big named actors were in this film.
The premise is quite interesting and they manage to execute it extremely well throughout.
This is a fun heist film that works on numerous levels because it is well planned out from both a cerebral and action packed standpoint.
The cast is superb and both Ben Affleck and Oscar Issac are great in this film in the leads.
The supporting cast is also chosen quite well which adds to the enjoyment of it all.
The story is paced really well and that actually helps keep things feeling quite realistic throughout.
The plot is presented really well and they find a way to keep things feeling very unique and original throughout.
The story is planned out in an interesting way which helps keep things feeling even more thrilling and realistic as things unfold.
The characters are developed quite well and we get a clear understanding of what happens to soldiers once they no longer continue living the kind of life they are accustomed to following their departure from a war zone, even years later.
Things remain interesting throughout and by the end they give the viewer the feeling that they want even more when the credits begin to roll.
As we all saw recently with the success of Roma (2018), Netflix has found a way to make mainstream films that are worthy of being a part of the discussion for theatrical award during the awards season.
They have a great marketing strategy that will allow for their films to be viewed by a wider audience at a more affordable price since their films are released for a limited time in theaters followed by being shown on Netflix not long afterwards.
Bottom Line – Interesting premise that is executed quite well. The cast is great with Isaac and Affleck both doing amazing jobs in their roles. The story moves along at a great pace that helps keep things believable throughout. The story manages to feel unique and original in the way that it is all planned out and that helps keep things even more thrilling and realistic as the story unfolds. The story is written really well and we get both a cerebral and action packed heist film that works on numerous levels. They do a fine job showing how the story is able to stay interesting from start to finish and still give the viewer the urge to want more as the credits begin to roll. The characters are developed really well and we get a clear idea as to what happens to soldiers even years after being released from a combat zone while they struggle to make sense of their own lives. This is another great example of how Netflix will be able to continue making very enjoyable original films that will make them still be serious contenders for awards due to their marketing strategy of releasing films in theaters for a limited time before releasing them on Netflix. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The title refers to either the geographic location where the Colombian border meets Venezuela and Brazil or Peru and Brazil. The movie never specifies which. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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