Hatton Garden the Heist (2016) Michael McKell, Sidney Livingstone, Robert Putt, James Osborne, Sidney Kean, AG. Longhurst, Ian Burfield Movie Review

Hatton Garden the Heist (2016)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Hatton Garden the Heist (2016)


British dramatisation of the infamous Hatton Garden safe deposit robbery focussing on the mysterious Basil (Michael McKell) who appears to be the ring leader. Under his guidance a group of old guys, each of which have their own criminal past, set about pulling off the robbery in April 2015.

That one line synopsis is all I can bring myself to write in trying to describe "Hatton Garden the Heist" for the simple reason that it lacks depth, mystery, detail and pretty much everything which is needed to bring the story to life. As such what you end up with is a dry walk through of what happened with a brief scene of planning, brief scenes of the men going about their lives and so on and so fourth. To put this very simply we are introduced to the mysterious Basil and the four old guys but I couldn't tell you what their names were or whether or not they were married as this fails to bring this simplest of requirements to life.

Now there is little more I can bring myself to say about what goes on in "Hatton Garden the Heist" as it is as basic as it comes. What I will say is that this feels like a movie which was racing against other productions to be made and be the first to cover the true story of the now famous robbery. But it feels like it not only lacks the finesse because of being rushed but it also lacks the financial backing with nothing about this production being impressive.

What this all boils down to is that "Hatton Garden the Heist" is a very basic dramatisation of a famous robbery and sadly lacks depth, finesse and characterisation to make it come to life.