Today we’re talking about the 2017 film Coin Heist.
The build-up and teen angst were forefront on this movie. Despite the name, there was very little heist. The film was disjointed with too many undeveloped threads. The heist was jumbled and not explained. Meaning we weren’t sure where the mistakes in the heist happened. It felt like it wanted to be a heist movie, a teen drama, and an independent art film all at once.
The ending set up a perfect revenge scenario that would have been a great pay off, but didn’t use it and that pisses me off.
The characters were boring, stereotypical, and angsty-er than a WB show from the early 2000’s. The acting was passable but it felt like they were as confused about what was going on as the audience.
The only thing more grating than the bad heist dialogue or the teen angst was the annoying trope that was the teacher.
Visuals and Music
The visuals were close in and pretty basic. There wasn’t anything that was particularly pretty or impressive but nothing terrible.
The music was okay, lots of angst-ridden heist-like music and a good song.
When they were in heist mode (maybe 20 minutes of the movie) it was fun and exciting. Beyond that it was a little boring.
I’m really angry at the ending. If they’d used the extra coins to flood the market and basically devalue them, they could have gotten back at the jackass that caused the entire thing. Instead they melt them down and add them to a statue… sigh.
Score: 1.5 stars out of 5