Wheelman

This is a Netflix original movie that takes place in the car of a driver for a heist. It’s Frank Grillo from Saw sequels and The Purge and he does a great job in this pseudo action film. I call it that because it takes place almost entirely in a getaway car.

The director has done minimal indie type projects. His name is Jeremy Rush and he’s done a great job with this film.

There are a few other known actors besides Grillo including CaitlinCarmichael and Garret Dillahunt. It’s a great story though and that overshadows any one great performance. It is likely a challenge to sit down and write a story like this. We see The lead character get taunted as in most heist/getaway movies. The bad guy weaves a web it’s sometimes hard to follow but always keeps you on the edge of your seat. They know how to get to him and we feel it as we identify. As in most films like this, they get to hm where it hurts: his family. There are a few places where it kind of drags and doesn’t explain what’s going on well enough. This was at times frustrating for me. I found some of the characters to be implausible. Still, it was time enjoyed, Netflix has done it again.

I’ll give you no spoilers but simply say I think this is a great Netflix movie, even though I am not the biggest heist film fan, and I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on it.

7/10

Author: Damien Riley

I write film reviews & record 2 film podcasts: The Damien Riley Podcast and Talking Stars. Thanks for reading and listening, see you at the movies!

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