|Not Boyle's Best|
July 4th, 2013 [5:26:47]
cress: I love Danny Boyle. He's still technically on top of his game here, but the story seemed empty and unrealistic about halfway into this film.
It starts out strong, with an art auction heist that goes wrong. McAvoy's voiceover narration reminded me so much of Ewan McGregor from TRAINSPOTTING, and I had high hopes this wars going to be that level of filmmaking in the beginning. But it quickly began to bore me.
It's a mediocre film that has good performances from McAvoy, Cassel, and Dawson. Boyle's flashy style fits this film, but the plot is a bit unrealistic and empty.