Daylight Robbery (2008)

The Bank Escape

The plan was perfect; Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay were to sweet talk an airline check in clerk to book them in early for their flight to Germany for the World Cup but rather than go through they sneak in to the car park and their van. Then head to the London Exchange Bank to pull of a robbery, stealing thousands in notes which are waiting to be taken to the incinerator by using a tunnel they have already dug under the bank. But things don't go to plan when Chubby gets injured and passes out due to the loss of blood leading the gang and mastermind Alex having to rely on the cops to get them a doctor.

With my movie reviewer's head on I have to say that "Daylight Robbery" is a little impressive purely because as a debut directional piece it is not bad. Writer/ director Paris Leonti has set about making an ambitious heist movie which evolves from a clever alibi to a desperate situation with a variety of issues along the way.

But that is with my movie reviewer's head on who will go looking to see what a director has done before which I don't imagine many general movie fans would bother doing. So how does "Daylight Robbery" come across for a movie fan? Well not to good to be honest as it has weak characters, no character depth, no brilliant acting and frankly a horrible mixed tone. By that we have some actors who are playing it serious and then others trying to be funny and the blend doesn't work as highlighted by Shaun Williamson's miscasting as a police chief.

What this all boils down to is that "Daylight Robbery" is a movie with some interesting ideas some of which are quite ambitious. But as a piece of entertainment it doesn't quite work and ends up a lot of noise thanks to too many noisy stereotypes.