The Hurricane Heist (PG13)
Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace
Directed by Rob Cohen
A bunch of bad guys plan to steal US$600 million from a US Mint facility under the cover of a Category 5 hurricane. Enter Maggie Grace’s treasury agent and Toby Kebbell’s meteorologist to stop the heist.
This is an intermittently exciting Die Hard knock-off where most of the action sequences are murkily shot and covered in rain. Elsewhere, the sluggish movie desperately needs a Hans Gruber to spice things up, a formidable villain to menace our heroes, but Game of Thrones’ Ralph Ineson isn’t that guy.
At least the filmmakers manage to sneak in a global warming message amid the bedlam. Good job. (** ½)