The Story: Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a standout high school athlete, saw his dreams shattered after a fatal car accident left him with brain damage. Now a few years later, he grapples with trying to live a normal life, rooming with a fellow handicapped man in the blind Lewis (Jeff Daniels) and working nights as a janitor for a bank. Then one day he is befriended by former schoolmate Gary Spargo (Matthew Goode), who offers Chris a very interesting proposition.
The Good: The directing debut of screenwriter Scott Frank (who worked on movies such as Get Shorty, Out Of Sight, Minority Report, and The Interpreter) gives the bank heist story an absorbing retelling, although to a lesser extent than last year’s superb Inside Man. The writing throws in a few...[read more]