December 9, 2009 by  



Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon lead a team of armored truck security guards in a heist in "Armored."

Starring: Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Columbus Short
Directed by: Nimrod Antal (“Vacancy”)
Written by: James V. Simpson (debut)

There’s not much to Nimrod Antal’s predictable heist flick “Armored” that makes for an interesting story. The film follows a team of armored truck security guards who plan to steal $42 million from their own company. Matt Dillon stars as Mike, the brains behind the plan. Columbus Short plays Ty, a rookie guard who contributes to the crime so he can take care of his troubled young brother financially. “We’re not going to let the bank take your house,” Mike tells Ty. Unoriginal enough for you? When the plan backfires, things get messy. First-time screenwriter James V. Simpson supplies a script with few surprises and little tension to a story that should have been lathered in gritty moments.

Grade: C

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