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Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Attention, this post contains important spoilers.
In my blog, I pay maximum attention not to give out any detail about movies' stories or surprises. It would ruin everything especially for a heist movie. My blog presents the movies to the audience who are in search of good heist movies, rather than presenting critics about them.

There are some movies that even putting their names in the blog as heist movies is itself spoiler. Because the audience are suppose to uncover the secret, witness the twist, unfold the surprises at the same time the character/s do in the movie. Yes, this is valid for all heist movies actually but especially in these movies audience aren't supposed to know there is a heist, grifting, con, fraud etc. It is well hidden in the movies plot and generally masked with a fake principal story, which is actually no more than secondary story, but only to be discovered during or at the end of the movie.

That's why you won't see these movies in my blog even in public listings. Except, I will provide a link here for the audience already seen these movies, or for the ones who don't mind to ruin the big surprises despite of all of my efforts :)
The first Spoiler Movie is a movie directed by Harold Becker and starred Alec Baldwin, Bill Pullman and Nicole Kidman.

What's the story about?
ATTENTION, SPOILER: Following part may reveal the story of the movie and may contain important spoilers. If you haven't seen above described movie yet, I highly recommend not to continue to read but go to next Spoiler Movie.
A story about a happily married couple, Tracy (played by Nicole Kidman), who teaches infants and Andy (played by Bill Pullman), who is a college professor, who would like to have children. Things would be never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed (played by Alec Baldwin), a "know all" doctor, and Andy's school mate from high school.
How was it?
ATTENTION, SPOILER: Following part may reveal the big surprises or twists of the above movie and may ruin the whole experience. The strength of this movie lies on these twists so if you haven't seen above described movie yet, I highly recommend not to continue to read but go to next Spoiler Movie.
I remember, when I decided to go the theater to see this movie, a friend of mine, who knew very well that I didn't want to know almost anything about movie before seeing, told me who the serial killer was. That really pissed me off. He ruined the whole surprise!
Anyway, I went to see the movie. As the movie progresses we see that there is an indeed a serial killer case and the detective, played by Bebe Neuwirth, as well as the audience, try to find out who the killer is. But at the end of the first half of the movie, not only we find out who the serial killer is, he is also captured and we are left with the question 'so now what?'. It wouldn't take more than 5 minutes to understand that it was only a sub plot, actually not even sub plot but a mask to conceal the real plot of the movie. Right after coming over this little and original shock and finding out actually my friend wanted me to think that he gave away the surprise of the movie, the movie starts to sail another sets of unexpected events and getting more and more interesting.
After Tracy is operated by Jed, we witness a hearing and then another shocking news for Andy and then he is becoming suspicious while the audience experience the same reactions simultaneously with him. After that point, he starts his voyage to find out actually what had happened and more he progresses in his 'little' personal investigation, the 'bigger' shocking truths he (and we) face. Before the final sequence appears on the screen, this clever twisty scenario leaves you with a small 'wow' and bewildered expression on your face. You even had no idea that this was a movie about a 'grifting / fraud'.
What is the title of this movie?
ATTENTION, SPOILER: Following part will reveal the title of the movie. The audience isn't supposed to know that this is a fraud / grifting movie. So even seeing the title of the movie will ruin your heist movie experience if you haven't seen it yet.
If you are thinking 'I haven't seen this movie but it sounds really interesting. But if I don't look up the title, so how the hell I am going to know what movie to rent to see it.', then my respond would be 'the movie needs to happens to be chosen by you without you know what it is about' :)
At the end, I highly recommend not to continue to read but go to next Spoiler Movie.
It is a 1993 Canadian & American production, directed by Harold Becker, who also directed 'Sea of Love', and filmed in English. Anne Bancroft, Alec Baldwin, Tobin Bell, Peter Gallagher, Nicole Kidman, Bebe Neuwirth, Gywneth Paltrow, Bill Pullman, George S. Scott, Josef Sommer star in this very well done 'theft movie, called 'Malice'. The movie won Audience Award and Best Director at Cognac Festival de Film Policier in 1994.

Degree: Pure Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Grifting / Fraud
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 5/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 5/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 4/5
Actors' Performances: 4/5
Excitement Level: 3/5
Surprise Level: 5/5
Humor Level: 0/5
Originality of the Story in General: 4/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 4/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 4/5

And here is the how I replace the movie in my 'Best Pure Theft Movies List'. You won't see this movie in the listing I publish in the blog, sicne even giving out the title of the movie itself is a spoiler.

1. Inception 2. Inside Man 3. Nine Queens (Nueva Reinas) 4. The Sting 5. Malice 6. Italian Job 7. Ocean's Eleven (2001) 8. Quick Change 9. Rififi 10. Firewall 11. The Score 12. Le Premiere Circle 13. Entrapment 14. The Town 15. Ocean's 11 (1960) 16. Ronin

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