Stolen (2012)

“I thought it was a mistake… stealing from the world’s greatest bankrobber ” – Hoyt

Number of Times Seen – Twice (16 Oct 2012 and 11 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After getting released from prison following a failed heist, a bank robber must try and save his daughter from one of his former associates who has kidnapped her in order to force him to turn over the hidden loot.

My Take on it – Terrible film that doesn’t work on any level.

Nicholas Cage is horrendous here and fails to make us care about his character or anything he does along the way.

The story moves along at a very strange pace that just doesn’t help make things more interesting or intriguing to watch.

None of the characters are developed on more than a superficial level and that hurts things far too much along the way.

This is another film in the slew of Cage movies that are completely silly and make no sense what so ever.

This once again makes me wonder what factors are present in his decisions as to what kind of films he chooses to take part in.

His character is quite bland and completely stereotypical in everything he does and nothing here feels unique or original in the way it all is presented to us.

The film has some talented supporting cast members, like Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas, Danny Huston, MC Gainey and Sami Gayle and it’s quite disappointing that none of them have anything more interesting to do here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Nicolas Cages’ character picks up a stuffed teddy bear as a gift for his daughter. He also does this in Con Air (1997), which is also directed by Simon West. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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