BITCOIN HEIST REVIEWED
“Bitcoin Heist” shows that the world of crypto-currency produces strange bedfellows. The cops hire a team of crooks to go after a cyber criminal that is robbing the Bitcoin world blind. Why Interpol is taking jurisdiction in a Vietnamese movie is beyond me. I’ve seen a ton of Asian cinema fans compare the movie to “Ocean’s Eleven”, but that doesn’t feel right. This would be like the Soderbergh movie, if Julia Roberts botched the movie in the opening and Matt Damon ended up dead.
“Bitcoin Heist” belongs to its own world and it tries to invite outside audiences into the mix. However, between the language barrier and the heavy reliance on technical terms, it might miss its mark outside of the Asian market. The action is helmed well by Editor turned Director Ham Tran. This is a bit of technical snobbery, but what irks me is the reliance on a near Demme level tight frame. So much action seems missed on the periphery, so the cinematography can keep immediate focus on the central characters.
When you paint your masterpiece, use the whole canvas. I say this as someone who has never shot an International film or worked as a cinematographer.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track