10 Minutes Gone (2019)

Directed By: Brian A. Miller

Starring: Michael Chiklis & Bruce Willis

Synopsis: Action legends Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) and Michael Chiklis (“The Shield”) light up this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Crime boss Rex (Willis) hires Frank (Chiklis) and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash — but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor — before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered.

Review: Vic Mackey and John McClane in the same movie! That was the main attraction for me. I had to see this movie.

I should have realised that once I saw Bruce Willis on the cover I should have steered clear. Bruce Willis hasn’t released a decent movie in quite some time and this movie is not an exception. Bruce Willis plays our big bad named Rex. Once again Willis phones in his performance. It comes across as all his scenes were filmed in a day as they are filmed in an upper floor office. He adds no depth to the movie at all and anyone could have played the part. I’m guessing they needed ‘star’ power.

Michael Chiklis stars as our lead Frank, a thief who after losing the loot for a heist for Willis’s Rex finds himself on the run, pursued by Rex’s personal hit-woman and also tracking down his old crew for answers. Chiklis comes across as a cliche b-movie wannabe tough guy with some pretty embarrassing dialogue at times and some clunky fight scenes.

The plot is nothing new and seems like it was thread together from other movies or a few brainstorm ideas that sounded good on paper but just didn’t look well once executed. The twist that is revealed at the end was predictable and done nothing to lift the movie. The shootout scenes are quite boring. Constant firing back and fourth with no one hitting a thing and the fight scenes were not thrilling either and looked like they hadn’t been choreographed.

I would only recommend to Bruce Willis and Michael Chiklis fans. Other than that I would steer clear of this. if you are wanting to watch a decent heist thriller then watch Michael Manns HEAT.

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