AMERICAN HEIST

“American Heist” stars Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody as brothers planning a heist. The brothers are broke after a prison stint and now they must pull an underworld job to set things right. If it sounds like “Prison Break”, well you are right. That show was one-note too and wasted its premise about 1/3rd of the way through the material.

What I find interesting about this movie is how much of the cast worked as producers on the film. That tips me off that even the production was barely there, so they had to grab the cast for extra back-end to get them to make the film. While financial doings should be far more interesting for a heist flick…they’re not. Akon and Jordana Brewster also appear to give The Pianist and Anakin Skywalker something to pad the film.

The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette as the solo special feature. You also get a Digital HD copy. The A/V Quality is strong with a slightly off kilter 1080p transfer. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track keeps the criminal action alive. If that still sounds interesting, go for the purchase.

Release Date: 9/8/15

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