Directed by Mark Williams (A Family Man; primarily a producer - The Accountant; Steel Country; Malice in Wonderland; Ozark (tv series)) and starring Liam Neeson (Schindler's List; Michael Collins; Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace; Gangs of New York; The Grey; Taken), Kate Walsh (The Perks of Being a Wallflower; The Umbrella Academy (TV Series); 13 Reasons Why (TV Series); Grey's Anatomy (TV Series); Fargo (TV Series); Girls Trip), Jai Courtney (Divergent; Suicide Squad; A Good Day to Die Hard; Jack Reacher) and Jeffrey Donovan (Sicario; Sicario 2: Soldado; J. Edgar; Burn Notice (TV Series)).
Crime drama, 99 mins, 12+.
Tom Dolan (Liam Neeson) moves to a new town with the aim of handing himself in as the notorious "In-and-Out-Bandit" as he wants to settle down without looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life. He is willing to hand back the entire $9 million he stole from 12 bank robberies in return for a reduced sentence at a low-security prison. He meets Annie Wilkins (Kate Walsh), a divorcee who is reluctant to start a new relationship; however, together they plan to settle down.
Meanwhile, he contacts the FBI but the officers there first don't believe his story as they have received many other so-called confessions. But then, when he tells them about some of the money, the FBI officers, including John Nivens (Jai Courtney) get greedy and the situation spirals out of control. However, not all the FBI are "dirty" and Tom Dolan colludes with Sean Meyers (Jeffrey Donovan) to bring the corrupt officers to justice.
An enjoyable 90-something minute crime caper that is thoroughly enjoyable with the storyline involving the ever-dependent Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh who offers much more than simply his love interest. The good-cop, bad-cop labelling of the FBI agents may be a bit too black-and-white, but it is certainly worth an escape from the house in these uncertain COVID-19 times, particularly when the cinemas are open yet still barren of clientele. There may not be much character development and the plot may be a bit thin, but who cares when you have solid acting and a half-decent script which is not addressing any sort of depressing scenario or topic. It's fun and it's an outing such as we have been craving of late...
Currently screening at Kinepolis in Luxembourg.