Release Date: 09/30/2016
Director: Jared Hess
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis
Masterminds is a 2016 America Comedy film based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo Robbery in North Carolina. The film is directed by Jared Hess and written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey. The film stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis. The movie is rated PG in Canada. It premiered in Los Angeles on September 26, 2016. The film received mixed reviews and has grossed over $19 million.
In the film David Ghantt is stuck driving an armored truck day in and day out. David has the heist of his lifetime when his crush, Kelly Campbell, lures him into something big.
What I liked most about the movie is that almost every scene kept me entertained and laughing.
Masterminds isn’t a smoke free movie. It has 5 small and subtle scenes that had smoking in it. The tobacco imagery wasn’t used it to build character. They could have used something other than smoking for the scenes.
I would personally recommend anyone from 15 or older to watch this funny movie.
Reviewer: Allysha MacFarlane
The movie Masterminds is a 2016 American crime/comedy film about a man named David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis, who is stuck in the monotony of driving a truck that holds millions of dollars day in and day out. His crush, Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig), lures him into the heist of a lime time. Of course David is all in for it. David managed to steal 17 million dollars with an absurdly flawed plan.
The film was directed by Jared Hess, written by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Emily Spivey, and produced by John Goldwyn and Lorne Michaels.
This movie was rated PG and was originally supposed to be released in July of 2015, but due to financial problem, was released in 2016. It premiered in Los Angeles on September 26th of 2016. Critics rated the movie as mediocre, but I personally thought it was really funny and worth seeing.
What I like most about the film is there wasn’t a time where I wasn’t laughing and enjoying myself. As much as it made me laugh, I really don’t think it should be rated PG as there is a lot of profanity and murder attempts. I was expecting a really stupid and mediocre show. However, it turned out to be very good.
Masterminds was not a smoke free movie, but tobacco imagery wasn’t showed throughout the whole movie and, when it was, it wasn’t very noticeable. Mind you, they could have done without the subtle cigarettes and cigars scenes.
Overall is was a great movie and I would recommend it to people over the age of 15.
Reviewer: Jenna and Jordain
Summary: This movie was based on a true story retelling America’s biggest heist that took place in 1997 at Loomis Fargo in North Carolina.
Review: Funny movie with good humor. The actors were able to really portray their characters making it realistic yet interesting. It was a fun twist to a real life story which is pleasant to watch. We would recommend seeing this movie but considering content, not for kids.
Tobacco Presence: In this movie there were 5 scenes with tobacco presence. Considering the era and the characters, the movie portrayed less use than we would have thought. Two situations has the presence but not in use. In these situations is was inside on a table or desk. The other situations tobacco was being used were in the background smoking, one in North Carolina and one in Mexico. The other was inside their home. In all situations tobacco was NOT needed to set the scene or build characters.