Three diverse characters, for the most part intellectually challenged, find a deserted plane with a bag full of millions of dollars inside. They devise a simple plan to keep the money if no-one claims it. Of course, nothing turns out simple...
Everyone dreams of finding a bag of money that falls from The Sky. Which is exactly what happens in this film. And all you have to do is to split it among friends & enjoy. Simple? NOT! What happens in this movie is so astounding & true to The Human character. A movie not to be missed!
If you've seen "Fargo," or "Blood Simple," this movie is similar. Everyday people caught up in a knuckle headed plan that results in mayhem. Very good acting. Paxton, Billy Bob, Fonda--and all the supporting cast give great performances as well. Thoughtful movie. Violence isn't gratuitous or in your face. But there's plenty of it to go around. Watch for the "There but for the grace of God go I" aspect of making the wrong decision out of greed.
I liked this. It kept me interested and I always love Billy Bob Thorton. I wouldn't say this is an award winning film, but it was entertaining. Love Paxton and Fonda, as well, I found myself finding humor in the bad luck that these people seem to have. It definitely is a movie that is telling the story of how greed destroys people. I don't want to spoil this for anyone.
One of Raimi's best films, this really delves into the minds of people who are good, but corrupted by greed and allowing it to be more important than the lives of others. This film starts off with the discovery of a crashed plane, but with one deception after another, these former friends soon betray each other at every turn. Brilliant performances that capture a range of joy, anger, depression, fear and misery of the human condition when put to the test.
Proof that everything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time. A dark comedy and great acting by the cast. They found a bunch of money in the woods....no one around...take the cash...what could possibly go wrong? If you liked Fargo, you'll love this!
Shades of Fargo throughout this movie and you know right off the bat there is no simple plan here that’s going to work. Some good acting and great scenery shooting in the snow makes for a bleak setting that turns even bleaker for those involved. Not quite worth the IMDb of 7.5 but well worth watching. A nice thriller that didn’t need a lot of CGI to keep you interested in it.
This was a pleasant surprise from the never-boring Sam Raimi. He handled this material perfectly. Thorton was excellent. Paxton may not be taking his off-the-wall supporting roles anymore, but he was totally believable as a man completely beside himself till the very end - trying to both protect his brother and keep them out of prison. Very well done.