Den of Thieves (2018)
Director: Christian Gudegast
Screenplay: Christian Gudegast and Paul Scheuring
Stars: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges, Pablo Schreiber, Evan Jones,O’Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent, Cooper Andrews and Michael Bisping.
The Pitch: “Think The Shield meets Heat!”
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Big Nick Flannagan (Butler) leads a LA Sheriff’s office strike force on the trail of an elite team of thieves who’ve staged several bank robberies executed with military precision. Flannagan’s team considers themselves a gang with badges and they’re not above doing whatever it takes to solve cases. When they find themselves head-to-head with thieves that are their equals it becomes clear that a final showdown is looming.
Den of Thieves is more than just a good guys vs bad guys or heist movie. I really liked it and the 2 hours and 20 minutes flew by. Everyone with me felt the same. It was interesting in that the most likable character wasn’t Big Nick Flannagan, yet, like The Shield‘s Vic Mackey, you find yourself pulling for him. Den of Thieves hits all the right notes and has a great twist ending that I won’t spoil. I have a feeling that Den of Thieves will be one that I like even better on subsequent viewings.