DIRECTED BY: Danny Boyle
STARRING:James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel
THE PLOT: Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy) teams up with a criminal gang to steal a priceless Goya painting. But after he receives a blow to the head during the heist, he awakes with no recollection of where he hid the painting. His partner Franck (Cassel) insists he consults hypnotist Elizabeth (Dawson) to delve into the darkest recesses of his mind.
WORTH WATCHING? Boyle does an excellent job at storytelling; the complexity of the movie can be likened to Inception and
Fight Club, which means it’s hard to reveal a lot of the action without spoiling the movie!
It’s not without errors, but it makes up for these by being full of suspense and dazzling visuals.
VERDICT: A nice twist on the tried and tested heist movie theme from a director who is very much at the top of his game.