‘The Maiden Heist,’ directed by Peter Hewitt

Movie, 2009

Enjoyable comedy-thriller about three art gallery security guards and a plot to save each of their respective works of art from being callously sold off and shipped to Denmark. This is a film which touches on the veneration of old art and its displacement by flashier, more twinkly pieces, but which focuses right down on the relationships between the three main characters, which are all well played by the A-list cast. A film which is gentle, funny and quite moving in places, and which moves along at a decent pace and delivers as it goes. Not necessarily something to seek out and nail down, but a great diversion and entertainment which hits home with a certain level of emotional intensity into the bargain.

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