Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Maiden Heist

Release Date: October 27th, 2009

Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy, Marcia Gay Harden

Synopsis: Three museum security guards on the brink of retirement plot a heist to save the art they hold most dear from being relocated in Denmark.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


A lovely concept that carries a lot of promise for both comedic and sentimental value.

Writing / Production:           

"The Maiden Heist" is not nearly as funny as most audiences might expect but it does feature a handful of humorous moments.  On the other hand the film packs more heart than expected as well although there is a bit of a void in the back story as to exactly why each man adores the art in question so deeply.


The film features three very experienced talents and they are as brilliant as they are different.  Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the performances was the consistent and steady quality that did not allow any of the leads to upstage the others.


Caper movies have been done to death but "The Maiden Heist" does a lot to distinguish itself from the crowd by focusing a lot more on the characters and their relationships to the art rather than the heist itself.


The one thing that hurts "The Maiden Heist" the most was trying to delicately balance itself between comedy and drama.  Perhaps the film could have been either a great comedy or a fantastic drama but it struggled greatly in trying to be both.  Still the film is not completely devoid of value and a lot of audiences should enjoy it. 

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