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The Hurricane Heist

The Hurricane Heist
Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Melissa Bolona and Ralph Ineson

Rated: PG-13  for sequences of gun violence, action, destruction, language and some suggestive material.
Reviewed by: Frank  
Release date: March 9, 2018 Released by: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

The Hurricane Heist is not a quality film, it is sloppy in keeping a solid story line,  from time to time things don't add up and overall it moves over the top in some silly ways, but the action works and it becomes a guilty pleasure to watch.

The story begins back in 1992 with a hurricane that two boys survive but their dad doesn't.  One becomes a weatherman and the other runs his own company right in the same community where the storm destroyed their comfortable life as children.

With the background that reminds us of Twister one son is launching drones into an up coming massive hurricane heading toward the community.  Near their location the national treasury has located a shredding property for millions of old paper money.  The film becomes the perfect storm both in weather and for the federal employees who are protecting the money before it is destroyed.  

It's easy to assume a gang of thugs are ready to head into the site and grab up the 600 million dollars sitting around on pallets.  The bad guys are truly bad they even look ugly so much that they sometime appear silly.  

The two brothers and a blond federal agent are the prime barriers to the success of the heist.  The gang has learned through a British sounding technical computer expert and his very sexy assistant how to freeze the destruction process thereby adding to the standard amount of money sitting in the facility.  Eventually they work to discover the codes to open the safe door to gain access to the money using a system that reminds us of "War Games."  

But with all the science the film becomes a violent crushing battle between the security guards, local police, the crooks and the two brothers and the most experienced agent played by Maggie Grace.  Filled with cliffhangers from the top of a signal tower to a battle between three large trucks in a convoy it never rests.    

Don't expect startling dialogue or any real twists, just a wild trek through the storm with the two brothers and Maggie fighting to save the green backs, it's not much but it is a wild fun filled ride.  

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The Hurricane Heist  B-      D   C+                     C 

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