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Gone in Sixty Seconds Saturday, April 10, 2021



Kip Raines gets in over his head trying to steal fifty cars and word get’s to his big brother Memphis. Memphis reluctantly comes to help his brother out. They round up their crew and make the plan. Each misfit has their unique skills and personality. I would say the elevator pitch may have been George Clooney’s “Ocean’s Eleven” with cars, except “Gone in Sixty Seconds” came out the year before. So I guess the pitch was the Rat Pack’s “Ocean’s 11” with cars. There are themes dealing with loyalty to friends and family and has a take on self improvement that is handled nicely, but is somewhat undermined by the criminal nature of stealing a bunch of cars.

The movie has lots of pretty sweet cars, and a few that were probably included as part of a product placement deal, with some cool driving sequences.  The story is okay with several exciting moments, but has a couple issues in character consistency that actually cause a pretty significant plot hole. The acting often comes off as in-genuine or lacking emotion. I know I’m griping here, but these are mostly minor issues in an enjoyable popcorn flick.

That said, there is an excessively long make out scene including nudity with a failed attempt at humour mixed in. There is a significant amount of innuendo and sexual humour throughout this surprisingly violent movie with no shortage of course language.

I give “Gone in Sixty Seconds” a 6/10. It’s okay, but “Ocean’s Eleven” is a better heist movie and “The Fast and the Furious” is a better car crime drama. If you need to get a mix of the two “Gone in Sixty Seconds” will get the job done, but not much more.

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posted by Logan Smith at 8:00 am

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