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Transit to Hell and Back
on May 12, 2012
Extremely good movie for it's type. Don't want to say too much and spoil it. A family unknowningly ends up transporting stolen money thru a roadblock and the crooks need to get it back. What happens after is non-stop action. What's really great is that the plot has no major flaws in it. No obvious "That doesn't make sense..." situations. Nothing profound here, just the crooks rather violently try to get the money back. It's entertaining, and you want to see how it turns out. The criminals are ruthless. The family while not necessarily endearing (obviously there is not a lot of room for character development), will have you rooting for them. In fact I found myself sympathizing with the father in his efforts to save his marraige and pull his family together given his sordid past. The acting is solid.
I haven't rated a movie 5 stars before, but if you are just looking to be entertained, you're not wasting your money here (if this type of movie appeals to you). I have been sadly disappointed with some recent releases like "Rampart" and "The Grey", primarily because the ending was ambiguous and/or there were some serious flaws in the plot that were distracting. This movie is of a different gendre of course, a heist gone bad; it brings to mind movies like "The Town" and "Heat"; while a cut below these, it was very well done nevertheless. The pacing was fast, with several surprises, and the action was realistic.