Sunday, October 26, 2014

Released September 26th, 2014 (Limited), DVD on October 28th, 2014
Rated R
1 hr 42 mins
Action/Adventure, Comedy


Director: Julian Gilbey

Ed Speleers as Sam
Will Poulter as Fordy
Alfie Allen as Yatesey
Sebastian De Souza as Rafa
Emma Rigby as Frankie
Thomas Kretschmann as Marcel
Graham McTavish as Steve Dawson
Mem Ferda as Tariq
Michael Bisping as Kasper
Charley Palmer Rothwell as Ralph (as Charley Palmer Merkell)
Terry Stone as Clarkson
Malese Jow as Beth
Ashley Chin as Dion
Adam Fogerty as Spencer

David Foxxe as Harry

Review by Danale H.

Plastic is a story about identity theft and fraud. How many of these have we seen? Well, this one is about four college criminals, Sam (Ed Speleers), Fordy (Will Poulter), Yatesey (Alfie Allen) and Rafa (Sebastian De Souza), who have been making a living off of buying and selling various merchandise they've purchased with stolen credit cards. After they rob a man, they are forced to come up with two million dollars in two weeks, or face the consequences of inadvertently stealing from a crime boss. And this is where everything seems to devolve. I should mention it is based on a true story.

While watching this film, 'Catch Me If You Can' came to mind. The difference is, 'Catch Me If You Can' was intriguing. Not to discredit this film, however, it was a movie you could watch to pass the time, but sloppy as it often digressed. The details of the events in the movie are not clear, they seem to be brushed over, falling short on fully detailing how the biggest jewelry heist was pulled off. Also, I would have liked to have seen why and how the four main characters began their criminal activities. At times, the film seemed to focus more on their relationships or having a good time, instead of focusing on getting out of the situation they were in. The way it is shown in the movie seems unbelievable.

I give credit to the cast as they did play their parts well, making the most of their sketchy roles. Also, the movie flowed from scene to scene with a pretty good story line. I would recommend this film to older teens, as they would probably be able to appreciate it.


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