#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – United by dire circumstances, four unlikely allies from a Philadelphia prep school – the hacker, the slacker, the athlete, and the perfect student – band together to attempt the impossible: steal from the U.S. Mint.
Plot: When a crisis threatens to destroy their high school, four teens hatch a daring plan to raise $10 million. Step one? Breaking into the U.S. Mint.
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Great Setup/Acting, But Fizzles As It Comes To Finish Line
There are enough things inherent in “Coin Heist” that it really shouldn’t work. The plot is outlandish, the ending descends into schmaltz, and (at heart) it’s a teen coming-of-age drama (not like there are any of those floating around these days). However, despite all the unevenness and clichés, “Coin Heist” still manages to at least be entertaining due to the great acting and slickness of the setup.
For a basic plot summary (no spoilers), “Coin Heist” sees Jason (Alex Saxon) struggling with the reality that his father has been stealing from his high school’s endowment, leaving the father in prison and the school in danger of shutting down. After a field trip to the U.S. mint, however, Jason’s friend Alice (Alexis G. Zall), a hacker at heart and in skill, devises a plan to infiltrate the mint and print some rare coins that can be sold to save the school. The plan will only work, however, if they can also rope in organization queen Dakota (Sasha Pieterse) and outsider Benny (Jay Walker).
For the first half or so of “Coin Heist”, I was invested in the characters and their mission. The producers do a great job of setting up the backgrounds of each character, and I really felt like they could be real high-schoolers. Sure, their mission is highly improbable, but that’s what cinema is all about, right?!
The problem, however, is that after that roughly half-way point my investment really started to wane for two reasons:
1. The build-up to the caper was much more interesting than the caper itself; and 2. I felt that the ending descending into a bit too much hijinx and corniness for my liking. I realize this is a film directed at teens, so perhaps it plays a bit better to that demographic, but for an older viewer it seemed like a bit of a letdown to build up these great characters and then have them, in most cases, succumb to the tropes of the genre I was afraid would happen from the get-go.
So, while I can easily give “Coin Heist” a slightly-better-than-average 6 out of 10 stars here, I feel that it failed to take that “next step” into the greatness range due to its “running out of steam” in the latter portion. The target audience (teens) may disagree with me here, of course.
Not too sure about the future kiddies
Coin Heist is a teener movie with an attempt at being a bit of a thriller. Certainly no Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller but we once again have the mandatory group of schoolyard antagonists coming together for the common good. In this case the CG is apparently to save their school. Not too sure why it’s left to these 4 to save the school but awaaaaaay we go. This is where suspension of disbelief is to be called upon by the viewer in great chunks. Apparently the answer is to combine together, electronically hack into and physically break into the Government Mint and produce a heap of “collector edition coins” for resale and then donate the funds to the school! Luckily for the young inexperienced perpetrators of crime it seems that no-one is ever working at the Mint, or, if they are, they don’t seem to mind a coupla 16 year olds walking around and fiddling with the machinery, camera surveillance is very limited and guards are very dumb. Also, you may well ask, why not keep the $10million & just quit school? The mandatory romance between bad boy and nerdy but pretty hacker student is here as well. Also as a sideline we join the current crop of “controversial” interracial relationships just to prove that we’re “with it”. Fairly fast pacing sucked me in. Many times I was tempted to cut it short because of the very(x4) far fetched fallacy that could never happen but I persevered to view the, as usual, happy ending. Incredibly unbelievable fantasy scenario, sort of like a soapie inspired, TV series that runs for 95 minutes if this is the future of filmmaking and viewing with the young kids I weep for that future.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director Emily Hagins
Writer Emily Hagins, Elisa Ludwig
Actors Alex Saxon, Alexis G. Zall, Sasha Pieterse
Country United States
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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