Director Chase Palmer adapted Sergio De LaPava’s 2013 novel starring John Boyega (Star Wars trilogy) as Casi, a disillusioned New York City Public Defender. He’s tired of the Justice system that he’s part of, but continues to vigorously fight for his clients. He has a very contentious relationship with a Judge (Linda Lavin) and his bad attitude results in his clients receiving harsher sentences.
He’s put on a forced six month leave after a verbal fight with the Judge. While out of work Casi finds out about a huge stash of Mexican cartel drugs from Lea (Olivia Cooke) a street-wise former client.
She works at a Police Impound where the cartel hid their drugs in a car up for auction The cartel boss and a criminal creep who Lea has partnered with, are both going to be bidding for the car.
That is, until Casi’s lawyer friend Dana (Bill Skarsgard) talks him into planning a heist of their own.
Their plan involves disguises, a gas mask and a samurai sword and although the film isn’t a comedy, it does have some funny moments.
This quirky film has interesting characters, a good cast and a different take on a heist.