These reviews should be reviewed... (by marylegarewhaley)
I'm going to be brief, but this is a great creepy movie when you're looking for something new to watch on the fly. I stumbled across this one on Netflix, and it is SO much better than "47 Meters" which I think got better ratings than this. As far as bank robberies go, this is creative and a bit twisted. I liked it. I'm not running through the streets cheering, but it was a good movie.
Loved it! (by j_m_jovicic)
Everything in this movie is just perfectly done. I wasn't bored even for a moment. I cannot remember the last time I watched a movie with such an interest as this one. I recommend it.
Should have better rating! (by elizabethpritcha)
WHAT?!? This movie was awesome! It was super old school scary movie. It had suspense, gore and supernatural elements. I jumped a bit and thought I had it figured out, but I didn't and the end was thrilling and nail biting.
Started off thinking one thing and by the end of the film enjoyed the film even more (by markthomassintek)
REVIEW - THE VAULT What seems to start as a run of the mill bank robbery suddenly has a very interesting twist which I didn't expect. Started off thinking one thing and by the end of the film enjoyed the film even more. Can't obviously give anything away but trust me, good film, great story, a must see! Rating 9 out of 10
Don't Let The Low Rating Sway You (by AverageJoesDriveInPodcast)
Once in awhile, you go into a movie blind and with low expectations. That was the case for me with The Vault. Sometimes, that helps the experience even more. I knew zero about this film. I didn't watch the trailer or anything, I just clicked play. Holy shit is this movie amazing. I'm going to include the trailer in the review, but I recommend you just go find it on Netflix and watch it. Honestly, I was blown away. The only thing I'll tell you about it is it's a bank heist movie, but oh so much more Horror nerds I'm looking at you I'm going to keep it at that just to <more>
be as vague as possible because I don't want to give anything away that might spoil it. If I had done a favorite of 2017 list this would have been on it, wow, still can't get over how amazingly good this film was. Don't let the shitty IMDB Rating sway you from checking this out. The only way I would not recommend this one is if you like your films bland, vanilla and by the numbers with everything spoon fed to you, this isn't the movie for you. I have a feeling that has a lot to do with the IMDB rating.My Rating: 8.5/10
I didn't see the low rating until I came on the page. I was slightly hesitant to check this out since I didn't hear much about it. The only things I knew was it has James Franco and has a twist on a bank heist. I'm glad I took the chance. It starts off differently than I expected. Thanks to Leverage on TNT, I got into bank heist cinema. Yet this film tricked me into trying to figure out, due to the slow open, who may have been the robbers. "Maybe him? No, not him. She seems likely. She doesn't seem so likely- wait, maybe not. He really seems like he could br." And on <more>
and on for the first act. A nice set up to characterize the important people. An effective slow build. It's also in the first act that I have my only gripe. I noticed some editing could have been improved. A tad sloppy, but I forgot about it by the second half. For the haunt vault part, that takes time before getting to it. In the meantime, subplots and deeper characterizations and character mysteries are introduced, getting me more invested. When it is finally introduced, I admit, I wished there were less scares with jump noises. However, most of the scares are atmospheric, my preferred style. All throughout the film, Franco's character was an interesting anomaly. I won't say the end result, but I loved it. Then there's Q'orianka Kilchin, who plays Susan. A lovely yet underrated actress. She sells her character incredibly well, especially when she gives a chilling backstory on why the vault is haunted. By the ending, not everything is wrapped up, not everything is explained, but what is necessary is done. The visual filter is surprisingly just as good if not better for the most part as a triple-A major feature film, the suspense was done effectively with perfect pacing on the story beats. While everyone was hyping on Get Out which I didn't care for , this went under the radar but deserves a lot of love.
This movie is full of suspense from the first to last minute. Actors are great, setting seemingly traditional, but don't let that fool you. Nothing is as traditional as it seems in this seemingly clear cut bank robbery going dramatically wrong. Some good jumps, but no real surprises, though, which would have made me pay 10 stars. A well written, well played ghost thriller. Worth my while.
What you want from a B movie (by antony575)
So it is nothing new! It is a b movie.The acting is good enough as is the writing and directing. The story is decent without being inventive.When it comes to this type of film don't look for oscar nods, don't look for critical aclaim. What you do is sit back and for 90 minutes and enjoy a movie with no need to feel as if you should be fulfilled on every critical level.
This film is a good combination of my two favorite genres. (by richardbrennan-78429)
I have always liked a good heist movie crime thriller. I have also always liked a good supernatural thriller. This movie blends those two things very nicely. It's a good looking movie, well produced and well acted. The plots gets a trifle murky for a stretch, but when you figure out what's going on you go, mmm...creepy...I say give this one a look. You won't be disappointed. Kudos to Francesca Eastwood. This is the first time I'd ever seen her in a film. She's very good.