Being a Nicholas Cage aficionados, this movie really slipped through my
radar and given the genre of this film, it's actually not a bad movie
The story revolves around Will Montgomery (Cage), a professional thief
who has spent the last 8 years in jail due to a double cross with the
missing 10 million dollars still not unaccounted for.
When he is released, he decides to turn over a new leaf and tries to claim
back what he lost during those 8 years. More particularly, his
relationship with his daughter Alison (Sami Gayle) but things are never
this black and white in this action crime story.
Unfortunately for Cage, the FBI agent who imprisoned cage Tim Harlend
(Danny Huston) and former partner Vincent (Josh Lucas) believe that
Montgomery has ferreted the money away somewhere. With 10 million
dollars still unaccounted for, Vincent will stop at nothing to get this
As a result,
Vincent kidnaps Montgomery's daughter and gives him the ultimatum of returning
the money in order for his daughters freedom. However as the deadline
counts down, Montgomery is forced to become a thief again as he teams up
with his former partner in the crime, the gorgeous Riley (Malin
Akerman) as they plan the ultimate heist together.
Yes! Classic Nicholas Cage Acting? Yes! At times, Stolen reminds me of
Con Air with its subtle parallels and ironically the director of this
film is Simon West who is also responsible for the aforementioned film. Even though the script is at times
sometimes embarrassingly bad, Cage manages to save the film with his
co-actors which successfully manages to keep the tension quite high.
the film is
a little long due to the sometimes unbelievable plot and some elements like the forced love
interest but the classic one liners of Cage and Lucas more than make up for
the cheese factor. It's basically classic Cage with classic 90's story
audio quality is quite impressive with vibrant colours, sharp images and
clear audio with perfect levels. Stolen may
not be the most memorably Cage film but it gives the viewer a fun
rollercoaster experience from start to finish with that oh so memorable
Nicholas Cage touch. It's a little bit cheesy but it's still a fun yet