DVD: The Code

By admin
25 October 2010


2009. 96 min.

With Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas and Rhada Mitchell.

Director: Mimi Leder.


Rating: 3/5

Notorious thief Keith Ripley (Freeman) recruits a younger – and much more charming – sidekick, Gabriel Martin (Banderas), to help him pull off a $40-million jewellery heist so he can pay off his debt to the Russian mafia.

The duo wants to do the seemingly impossible: steal two antique Fabergé eggs from the heavily guarded hi-tech vault

of a Russian museum in New York.

But not all goes according to plan – police get wind of their plans and the KGB kidnap Ripley’s goddaughter (Mitchell).

This action-packed film (also known as Thick as Thieves) from acclaimed director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) features an all-star cast and is replete with deceit and thievery but somehow lacks the depth of heist pictures such as Ocean’s 11.

Fans of Freeman and Banderas shouldn’t expect too much – you’ll see the twists coming a mile away.

A straight-to-DVD movie but entertaining nonetheless.

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