I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. I think what made it so enjoyable was the quirky style, it kept me interested and was fun to spot the differences in the memories from each character. I don’t sympathize with the guys in this film but their story is unique. I learned some new things about Audubon, who, it turns out, was not a lovely person even though his paintings are beautiful. It made me want to dig a little deeper and I’ve included some links below for additional info.
View this title on IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6212478
Added to Lists: Legendary Heists
Available on Amazon Prime in July
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“Very rare and illuminating experience Such a good film. I felt shattered at the end, as if I had been through some terrible trauma, but exciting all the same, of course. First big surprise here is that this largely American film is directed by an English documentary filmmaker. Second is that the poster and title are just a wee bit misleading. Depicting a real incident in Kentucky we accompany four students on a mission to steal some rare books. Involving an excellent Evan Peters as leader of the group and also featuring the actual four from the original incident freshly released from jail. I have never seen anything like this as we slip from acted to real and back mixing and matching dialogue with the one character talking to himself at one point. Very involving throughout and very imaginatively shot, this leads to the most incredible heist…..”
-Review on IMDB, rated movie 8/10
“Pure Junk Supposedly a true heist crime committed by 4 university students. How they went about it is utter stupidity and hard to believe. The film is dull and badly put together. The least said about this film, the better. Don’t waste your time on it. I was stupid enough to do so.”
-Review on IMDB, rated movie 1/10
1, it wasn’t supposedly – it was. 2, sure, they weren’t the brightest and that is why … never mind. I won’t waste my time.