Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr star in this new all action heist movie which many are comparing heavily with the classic 1995 Movie Heat starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Den of Thieves sees Butler returning to work with director and producer Christian Gudegast who he also worked with in London has fallen back in 2016. These two combine well again as they both seem really suited to these types of all-out action bullet feasts that are still a lot of movie fans guilty pleasures in this High-Tec digital age.Den of Thieves follows an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. which is lead up by bad boy Detective Nick “Big Nick” O’Brien (Gerard Butler).Ray Merrimen (Pablo Schreiber) is the recently paroled leader of the state’s most successful bank robbery crew who are known as “The Outlaws” The movie quickly puts both groups on an explosive collision course when The Outlaws plan to pull off an seemingly impossible heist by attempting to rob the city’s Federal Reserve bank. This task is not made any easier as Detective Nick and his crew will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening.As previously mentioned the movie has received a little criticism for its similarity to Heat but that should not put people off because even if that fact is true, it still doesn’t stop Den of thieves from been a very entertaining movie. Gerard Butler had to put on a lot of weight for this role and really did a fine job in his role. The movie runs for 140 Minutes which may sound long but the run time really doesn’t make it feel like an overly long movie but definitely there were some unnecessary scenes that were not entirely relevant to the story.

Rating 3.5/5

Bill Tubbritt

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