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Extraction (2020)

Extraction (2020)


Chris Hemsworth
Rudhraksh Jaiswal
Randeep Hooda
Golshifteh Farahani

Directed by Sam Hargrave

Extraction is on Netflix and during this lock down, this has been one thing worth seeing.

The story of this movie is not magnificent, below what I would have expected from the Russo brothers. That said – the violence, stunts and action scenes cover up the lacks which the story has.
My problem with the story was the double cross, you are in one way expecting something close to it. The person who did the double cross made it known earlier on in the movie, that you should be expecting something, so when it does happen you are like, oh!

Chris Hemsworth was head over heels magnificent in this movie, and the way he handled himself with the close-up shootings and knife work, reminds me of John Wick. Here you will see fine cinematography work done with a close up single camera.

The movie plot is very straightforward, two crime lords have it in for one another. One is in jail doing time while the other is still controlling things. The one not in jail had the son of the other kidnapped, the father called his henchman and asked him to find a way to get his son free or lose his own family.

The henchman hires a team of mercenaries led by Tyler (Chris Hemsworth) to go get the boy (Rudhraksh Jaiswal). Everything would have gone smoothly when the boy was rescued, but the crime lord is not a small player in India. He had the army and every special force in India in his pocket so he sent them after the team. He also sent every hoodlum in India after them.

Then things got crazier because another player is after the boy, making this expected supposed simple extraction turn into a blood bath with a huge amount of body count.

Another person who shined in this movie is the actor Rudhraksh Jaiswal, he gave a wonderful performance.
Kudos to the directing, I was impressed by first timer director Sam Hargrave who is known for collaborating with the Russo brothers as a stunt coordinator. For a first time director, you will be impressed on the way he handled this film from start to finish.
Extraction for me had everything needed to be a blockbuster and even though the streaming giants Netflix owns it, I can see potential for a second part of this movie coming to be.

It will be nice to see another extraction or mercenary work being done and to see Rudhraksh Jaiswal again.

The Willoughby (2020)

The Willoughby (2020)


Starring the voice of
Will Forte
Maya Rudolph
Alessia Cara

Directed by Kris Pearn

I did not like this animation. Mostly because the story idea that the animation was trying to pass across as different may have started different, but ended up being the same predictable set of story which was easy to guess.
I also did not enjoy the silly animation, it felt lazy. I get the idea was to make the animation look silly and wobbly as the characters were, but it did not play well for me.

Then there is the editing and some continuity lapse, leaving me wondering why the movie either left some loose threads untied, or just sloppy directing in some parts.
There is a scene where the orphan police, knew the nanny and then the complexity of Tim and his stand, seemed rushed. It was like the animation was longer, with more details to the nanny character and the editing was done too much, cutting all that out. That was not the only part, then there was the mother cutting the father’s mustache and the father acting funny, it felt there was more happening there and the movie just cut it out.

Well, the story is the Willoughby family were once popular for great things, from generation to generation, each one is know to have achieved something great and unique. This present generation though are different. This self absorbed pair of father and mother have four children, which they do not love nor care for. They starve them, lock them up and avoid them as much as they can. The eldest is Tim, who has taken it on himself to care for his siblings. His siblings are, the very confident and determined Jane. Plus the resourceful twins Barnaby. The parents could care less and named the two boys Barnaby so they share the same name.

One day a child was left at their door, when the children brought the child in – the parents went berserk. Tim took it upon himself to take care of the situation which led Jane to lead them outside the house to drop the child somewhere she believes the child will be cared for. That journey gave her an idea, she decided to send her parents away on a vacation.
They planed it well, what they did not plan was the Nanny who was sent to care for them.

How the Willoughbys handled this obstacle to their plan for freedom from their bad parents and how things turned out in the end for this children is what this movie is about.

I do not understand how this Netflix animation has good critical and audience rating, I guess there must be something I am missing. From my view this animation is a complete dud.

Charlie's Angels (2019)

Charlie's Angels (2019)


Kristen Stewart
Naomi Scott
Ella Balinska
Elizabeth Banks

Directed by Elizabeth Banks

Charlie’s Angels is an ok movie, a movie you can watch and pretty much enjoy, but it has it’s sets back. The movie is not well paced, there are times when the movie moves fast and even, then there are times when the pace slows to a point of dullness.

The times of fast action and comedic flow is worth noting as the thing that caught my eye as Elizabeth Banks is in-charge of making this flick. She added enough twists into the movie to keep you guessing and when you think you have it, it slips from you once more. Problem with the twist was the awkwardness, as the reason behind it was lame.
Banks Charlie’s Angels is something she should be proud of, she wrote the screenplay, directed and produced this movie, via her own production company. She has given us an action flick that has huge explosions, enjoyable fight choreography and well timed comedic tones. The movie’s main challenge as stated above is the uneven pacing other than that, I do not see why this movie was not a box-office hit.

Banks performance is as expected classy and natural. The three other girls (Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska) did their jobs well with performances well worth another take, sad though that this movie will not get to have a second part.

The movie plot is similar to what we already know of Charlie and his angels. The movie serves as a continuation to the previous two theatrical releases and its TV series. We know Charlie runs a private detective agency named the Townsend Agency.
Charlie’s angels are lady operatives who are managed by Charlie’s lieutenant named Bosley. We get to learn much about the organization and how things work, and how come the organization has been running for decades none stop.

In this plot, the organization is after a device which is supposed to be the future and will be deployed into homes, problem is that the same device can be hacked, armed and it is lethal.
One of the people in-charge of making the device a young lady named Elena (Naomi Scott) notices this problem and calls it in, only to be ignored.

She is contacted by Bosley, who meets with her and their meeting is being watched closely by two of Charlie’s best angels Sabina (Kristen Stewart) and Jane (Ella Balinska). What was supposed to be a secret meeting turned to a massive blowout with an unexpected casualty.

Banks character steps in to calm the storm and we know something is up.

The new directive is to get all the devices off the market, stop the person who had put in for Elena to be killed and find out how come a secret meeting was no longer secret.

As said, the movie was not a box-office hit and Banks was vocal about the problem of critics not so much in tune with a movie that has strong female leads.
What is very noticeable when you compare this movie, to the first two Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) is the comedy those starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray. The first two were practically comedy and not so serious a movie, this movie is very serious and the comedy is by the way, which is why I applaud Banks work.

Green Book (2018)

Green Book (2018)


Viggo Mortensen
Mahershala Ali
Linda Cardellini

Directed by Peter Farrelly

As the movie starts, what first grips you is Viggo Mortensen’s character. Mortensen is bigger and now has an Italian accent. If like me you saw the movie for what it is before knowing it is a biographical story of two friends Tony Lip and Don Shirley, you will be captivated by the dynamic of the two characters. Viggo plays an Italian character and this performance here is one of his best.
The story of this comedy-drama will keep you engaged, no dull scenes or dragging of feet events. Just a fine movie to see. It is over two-hours and you will not notice the time fly by. The story has a happy ending feel, so yes it will be a predictable ride.

The movie draws inspiration from a the true story of a tour of the Deep South in America in the early 1960s.
The tour involved African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) who is on this tour with his band (all white). The person hired to care for him was Italian American club bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen).

I was not born in the 60s so I have no idea how deep the racism was back then, but movies like this makes me grateful for the fight that has been done to give me the freedom I have now. During that time, going for his tour was risky for Shirley and he needed a driver who can also act as a bodyguard. The name of the movie Green Book is from a book in the 60s which has the all the stops (like hotels, dinners and restaurants) in the Deep South where a black person can go and not be bothered.

We get to see their relationship grow, and the challenges that many of us would not like to be in, faced by being black and going on tour in the Deep South.

The movie was both a critical and commercial success. Making over $320 million based on a $23 million budget. The director Peter Farrelly is a known name and has been behind many comedy movies we have seen over the years, like Dumb and Dumber (1994), There's Something About Mary (1998), Osmosis Jones (2001) and Dumb and Dumber To (2014).

Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor at Academy Awards, BAFTA, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

We have to be honest for over a decade now the Oscars are not the best places to go searching for good movies to watch. When I heard about Green Book winning, Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, I still was not convinced to see it. It was last week when a good friend suggested it to me during this Covid-19 lock-down that I got the privilege of seeing one of the most captivating and funny movies I have seen in a long time.
It is a nice movie you should also see during this lock-down.

My Spy (2020)

My Spy (2020)


Dave Bautista
Chloe Coleman
Kristen Schaal
Ken Jeong

Directed by Peter Segal

The girl in this movie is cute and Dave Bautista is not. He may have charmed us in Guardian of the Galaxy, but his charm failed to woe me here.
The movie starts with an action scene and then soft pedals into a drag of a spy tale which reminds you a little of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 Kindergarten Cop. As we watch a huge man heavily built partner with a young child.

The difference here is that the child is in the know of who the spy is and she is very smart.

I did not dig the idea that JJ (Bautista) was classed in the CIA as not that much good as an agent because he tends to be obvious. It kind of makes it seem silly that even after knowing that, you will send a stiff agent who has issues with blending in to be a spy.
Then it seemed too farfetched that he and his partner could have been made by a 9-year-old, Sophie. Worse, she tracked them down to their base of operation.

The movie decision to remain on the bore side of action and make the comedy not so out there was for me a sad take on how this movie was supposed to be. The girl on the other hand had the acting thing all covered. Then the dramatic side of the movie is what gives it the edge, the girl was amazing and if not for her I would have given up on the movie earlier on.

Anyways, the fun in the movie is watching the little girl be better at the spy thing than the spy himself. Their bonding though was smooth, which made it easy for me to glide through the movie.

They both had a nice chemistry. The main reason for JJ to be in their life (Sophie and her single parent mother) was because they wanted to catch Sophie’s uncle.

In the end, the movie is meh, not great not bad. The musical score could have been much better and they should have decided to either make the action more intense or the comedy more pronounce. The script to which the movie is based needs so much work.

How JJ was able to form a bond with anybody else in the movie, to which in the end bonds were formed is far beyond me. Much of the bond in the movie was between JJ and Sophie, because they spent time together the most.

The movie is part of many which were yanked off their theatrical release because of the present Covid-19 Pandemic, it was purchased for distribution by Amazon, so you should be able to catch this movie on Amazon.

Coffee & Kareem (2020)

Coffee & Kareem (2020)


Ed Helms
Terrence Little Gardenhigh
Betty Gilpin
Taraji P. Henson

Directed by Michael Dowse

Coffee & Kareem is a Netflix cumbersome waste of an action comedy, which comes off as a buddy cop genre with a 12-year-old and an adult officer. This is a very terribly written movie, whose comedy is so written to disgust the hell out of you.

When Coffee and Kareem gets going you are made to remember the 2019 comedy Good Boys. This movie at first feels like Good Boys, then it gets really going and it becomes irritating and unnerving. The vulgarity from the children in the first five minutes alone was so uncomfortable I was taken back.
I later recognized Betty Gilpin from The Hunt (2020) (I always wanted to see her at work in another movie), which made me sit through this. In the end, she along with every other cast delivered what I can categorize as a disappointing outing.

A movie about a 12-year-old on the run with his mother’s boyfriend after witnessing a murder, seem to pack much punch as an idea than the final outcome.

This young man’s name is Kareem and he hates his mother’s new boyfriend Coffee. When he came home and saw them having sex, he decided he had to end the relationship. He did some asking around and found an address where he could find someone to take care of his problem.
The challenge to this plan was, when he got there to make the arrangements to have this police officer taken care of, he witnessed a murder.

Gunshots brings Coffee into the room and now both of them are on the run from the bad guys. Coffee already has a bad rep in the police department so this present situation was not helping him much.
Add to that, Kareem’s mother is not happy to find out that her son was on the run with her boyfriend.

The movie Good Boys (2019) was a cool movie. The children’s innocence played out on screen side by side with the adult content, in the theme, the screenplay or words makes you enjoy the innocence that guided this comedy to make it entertaining.
The writers of this here movie though decided to take away that innocence and leave behind the adult content and vulgarity, making me wanting to stop watching, but curiosity got the better of me.

With the numerous bad language and the violence this is one movie I know no one should be watching at all.

Payback (1999)

Payback (1999)


Mel Gibson
Gregg Henry
Maria Bello
David Paymer

Directed by Brian Helgeland

Payback is a fantastic film, they don’t make movies like this no more. The determination of a man not to be cheated of what is rightfully his and with the realization that he has nothing to lose – such a man can bring down an empire. That is what Payback is about, a man who brought hell to everyone because he wants the money that was stolen from him. Mind you, that money was his share from the money he and his partner stole from someone else.

The person that drives this movie home is Mel Gibson sad that the director (Brian Helgeland) did not get to finish the movie he started. He aimed for a more darker movie (which Mel Gibson and the studio did not like and he was let go).
After some heavy re-shooting (which shot up the budget reasonably), good editing and a rewritten script, the final theatrical cut is the one for me. They made the movie easy to follow by adding narration by Gibson’s character Potter.
The action in the movie is top notch and enjoyable. It is how the movie stayed true to the comedic crime thriller it was trying to deliver, without any side glance wasted on a sex scene or a prolonged romantic aspect, is all that made this movie fun to watch and rewatch.

So who is Potter? Potter is a criminal who carries out heist with his partner Val Resnick and his wife Lynn. During one heist, Val was able to convince Lynn to shoot Potter in the back. That is where the movie starts, it starts with Potter recuperating from two gun shot wounds to the back. Val and Lynn expected him to die from those shuts, but Potter lived.

He returned back to his home town to get revenge back on Val and Lynn, and to get his money back. Upon his return he discovers that Lynn is now a shadow of herself, wasting away. Val has moved up in the criminal world, he was able to pay the needed sum for him to join a criminal empire known as the outfit.

All these did not deter Potter who went after Val and the outfit for his share of half the money he and Val stole, his share was 70,000. An amount he had to constantly remind everyone.

The comedic tone and the somewhat happy ending, are a plus to this movie.
The movie is based on a book called The Hunter written in 1962 by Richard Stark. The script of the movie follows the main story arc of the book almost to the letter. The movie adds a few more characters, increases the money being asked for and changed the name of the lead (from Parker to Potter) and the name of some other characters.

I will definitely be seeing Payback again.

Snatch (2000)

Snatch (2000)


Benicio del Toro
Dennis Farina
Jason Flemyng
Vinnie Jones
Brad Pitt
Rade Sherbedgia
Jason Statham

Directed by Guy Ritchie

Having the same design, directing style, theme (British Crime Comedy) and almost the same actors [in comparison to his first Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)], Snatch is Guy Ritchie second take at movie making.
He is in this movie also the writer and director, his first movie (as mentioned above) was an instant classic, this one did not follow far from it.

He assembled a cast of seasoned actors for this movie and each took their role as their own. Like in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), the plot is just as complex. It is like you are watching two different plots unfold before your eyes.

We will start with that of a heist, which ends with Franky going to London on behalf of a jeweler to sell a diamond. Elsewhere we have Turkish who is a boxing promoter trying to arrange a fight. Things did not go well for Turkish when circumstances led to him having to sell the match to the other promoter. His fighter has to take a dive, which were the agreed terms.

As you would have expected things did not go according to plans, in the two stories numerous double crossing led to chaos, gunshots and many deaths, including injuries. Instead of an intertwining of stories directly from the start as you would have expected since that is how he did his first movie. Ritchie allowed each story to grow, have a foothold then first allowed actions from one story to influence the other. It carried on like this for much of the movie.

Just as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels ended with you wondering what will happen next, that is how this ended also. Another thing that made the movie just as fun, is the way Ritchie never seems to focus on one person as the lead.

The movie was a box office hit, and we get to see a lot of guns and blood like in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Although I do not know which movie had the most gunshots, but it seems Lock, Stock had the most shooting.
Ritchie’s obsession with gun violence later became a style of screenplay to which he will be known for. Snatch was a both a critical and commercial success.

After you get to watch Ritchie’s first film, you will be attached to see this one also. Both are worth watching and admiring.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)


Jason Flemyng
Dexter Fletcher
Nick Moran
Jason Statham
Steven Mackintosh
Vinnie Jones

Directed by Guy Ritchie

There are some movies that make it to become classics, maybe it is the actors, the writing, cinematography, musical score, directing or everything that constitute the movie itself. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a cult classics that fall in the area of “everything that constitute this movie itself is why it is a classic.”
The movie made sure you are focused on everyone, not one person steals the screen as the lead. Everyone had a hand to play in this marathon of events which led to a mountain of dead bodies and injuries. This British crime comedy does not mess around and ends with you wondering, what will Tom do first, pick his call or drop the package.

The movie plot is complex, although it wraps up very nicely. Because Ritchie did not put the focus light on one person, you have to keep track of everyone in the movie. Which made the whole experience so much inviting.
You get the feeling that you are watching three different stories at first, all tied up to a group of friends trying to pay a debt.

The group of friends trying to pay off a debt were Eddy, Tom, Soap and Bacon. The four of them raised the minimum needed to get into a card game arranged by a gangster named Harry. At the end of the rigged card game the owed £500,000. Harry sends Bug Chris to make sure the boys know that Harry intends to collect his money within a week.

The men decided to go into robbery to get this money, but that does not work out well. Before long we are tied up in a chase, where does the two smoking barrels come in? Well Harry wanted this antic guns and sent some of his men to get it for him, but those messed up so badly that the guns moved around a lot.

The action scenes were intense and the movie was not afraid of letting blood splatter all over the place.
This was the movie that brought Jason Statham fame and introduced the world to Guy Ritchie as he directed and wrote this masterpiece. The movie was well received by all who saw it and it was a hit in the box office, making more than twenty times its production cost.

If you have not see this movie by this time, I wonder why you have chosen that of all the classic movies one can miss to see in a life time, this one happens to fall into your list.

The Phantom (1996)

The Phantom (1996)


Billy Zane
Treat Williams
Kristy Swanson
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Directed by Simon Wincer

In the 90s, two superhero movies caught my eye, one was named The Shadow (1994) and the other was this The Phantom (1996). The Phantom for me fairs better than The Shadow (1994), it took its time to dive into the villain and made his reach stronger than that in The Shadow (1994).
It does not try to bore you with the mystic behind what led to The Phantom, it does a brief intro and the movie goes straight to business.

The movie was directed to use old style action sequences which requires stunts and the huge plus for the movie are the actors. Each held their own and delivered the needed fun to make this movie watchable numerous times.
The movie is based on The Phantom a long running comic strip by Lee Falk. Which he started in 1936 and is still ongoing now in 2020. The film is loosely inspired by three of The Phantom stories, The Singh Brotherhood, The Sky Band and The Belt.

The Phantom has no special powers and relies on his intelligence and skills to get by. There is a myth about him, calling him immortal which is because many other people have carried the mantle before the one of which we are watching in this movie. The Phantom is a skilled marksman and good in hand-to-hand combat.

In this plot, the movie is set in 1938 around the time of the 21st Phantom, Kit Walker (Billy Zane). He as the Phantom has been keeping his side of the world safe in the Bengalla Jungle. His paths crossed with a villain named Xander Drax (Treat Williams) who wants to attain ultimate power.
Drax collates his criminal empire in New York while he has his men go after the three Skulls of Touganda which he needs to attain ultimate power.

Drax has a problem in newspaper owner Dave Palmer, who has been investigating Drax thoroughly and his ties to a group best known by their spider web tatoo.
Drax orders Sala (Catherine Zeta-jones) to kidnap Diana Palmer (Dave’s daughter) to use her as leverage to end her father’s investigation, when he heard that Diana was going to Bengalla. She was heading there to investigate the spider web meaning.

The Phantom came to her rescue when she was kidnapped by Sala and we learn that his alter-ego Kit used to date Diana. After assuring her safety, he heads to New York to stop Drax.

I prefer the story here to that of The Shadow (1994) and enjoyed how eccentric some of the cast were.
The Phantom is easy to follow and digest, as a pulp-adventure movie, it is fun to watch.

The Shadow (1994)

The Shadow (1994)


Alec Baldwin
John Lone
Penelope Ann Miller
Peter Boyle
Ian McKellen

Directed by Russell Mulcahy

Before the whole cinematic universe of Marvel and D.C. they have been many other adaptations of superheroes which were done in the 90s. Some of which, like this movie here was based on a character that did not exist in neither the Marvel or D.C. universe at that time.

Based on the pulp fiction character of the same name created in 1931 by Walter B. Gibson the movie summary plot goes. The Shadow a somewhat gun blaring superhero detective who mostly deals with kingpins and gangs. In this movie he has to come face to face with an evil who has powers beyond his own.
The Shadow is a skilled in marksmanship and hand-to-hand combat. He also has the power to cloud people's mind and make his presence invisible. He can hypnotize and possess some level of telekinesis.

As a whole, the movie for me is fun for the below reasons:
The musical score by Jerry Goldsmith is to be admired, they were well crafted to suit each scene. Another plus of this movie is the CGI, at every point of the movie, the graphics does not fail to deliver. And one that comes to mind is when The Shadow has to step out from the wall, when his coat was pinned, done well.

The movie main plot starts in Tibet, where we get to see how Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) became The Shadow and moved to New York after seven years disappearance from all who knew him. He is wealthy, lives alone and does not work.
Everything about him seems fine, his identity was safe and he had control over things in New York. All that changed when he met his love interest Margo Lane (Penelope Ann Miller). Her presence in his life and the emergence of a new evil beyond the Shadows own powers threatens the world. He is the man who has to stop this evil and end it.

The pitfalls of the movie is the writing (storyline). Which you begin to notice in the movie’s first opening scene, where we get to see how Cranston became The Shadow. Even for a movie done in the 90s, The Shadow has a very silly initial ten minutes, which can make anyone not want to see what follows. This did not change of some sort later on, even though the visual style has you glued, the writing at times makes you wish someone else had control of it.
Then another waste in the movie is the villain and everyone in the realm of evil in the movie. Regardless of how powerful the movie would have want to make them seem, their presence did not portray that on screen.
Casting Alec Baldwin would have first felt like a miss-cast in the initial ten minutes of the origin story in Tibet, because his portrayal of a lost soul was nonsense. The moment we have him back in New York, wearing suits and playing the superhero The Shadow, his acting power and presence shined.

This is the movie that made Alec Baldwin shy away from A-list movies, and stick to B-movies instead. This was because the movie did poorly in the box office and was not well received.

For nice visual style, cinematic excellence and amazing score, this movie is a keeper. That said, the lack of good writing makes this movie drop from being a classic to fine movie to see.

The Gentlemen (2020)

The Gentlemen (2020)


Matthew McConaughey
Charlie Hunnam
Henry Golding
Michelle Dockery
Colin Farrell
Hugh Grant

Directed by Guy Ritchie

The movie starts with one long exposition, like an essay which drags too long to state the reason for which the title implies. But when it finally gets the ball rolling around thirty minutes in, the movie brings back the old feeling of Guy Richie's style of movie making. This is not like his Sherlock Holmes or Aladdin style with so much colours. The movie goes back to his time in 1998 of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but a far cry from how good that 1998 classic was.

When the movie does pick up, I found myself not liking the humor much, nor enjoying the lack of action, but found the intricate details to which he builds his story intresting.

He (Richie) tries very hard to leave no stones upturned and build his character Mickey (Matthew McConaughey) to be the bad ass he wanted to pass across in the movie. The person that captures the screen for me is not McConaughey, but Charlie Hunnam who plays Raymond. It was like he was built for the role and he made the movie far more bearable than the rest of the cast could.

The movie starts with an idea, making you wonder what led to such a situation. Then it leaves that thought lingering in your mind as it moves over to a man named Fletcher (Hugh Grant). Fletcher is not critical to the story to which this movie tells, he is more like a narrator. He approaches Raymond with a proposition, get me $20 Million or I will sell this story to the movies. He already had a script written and when Raymond looked like he was not biting, Fletcher decided to tell him the story to which he was going to sell to the film studio. It was this story (which Fletcher tells showing Raymond evidence of pictures and video recordings of the deals of Micky) with Raymond adding some corrections we get to watch.

The story is around the time when Mickey (a crime boss) wants to get out of the cannabis game. He approached a billionaire and proposes to sell his business to the man for nine figures (hundreds of million).
Other people who are also criminals also want in on the game and an offer too was made to Mickey.

Mickey turned the offer down, so as not to seem weak, but focuses on the person to which he has approached. Things in his business started to affect his plan to retire, when one of his cannabis farm gets hit, and the trail is not looking to promising. The problem further escalates when one of his men kills a Russian. Mickey is trying to handle all of this and lets not forget the pending thought the movie drops in the opening scene.
Mickey is now trying to resolve everything and just balance things out, aiming for his retirement.

This balancing act, is what this movie focuses on and how Raymond tries to not leave a mess about.

It is a good enough movie to recommend, but you have to do so with a warning, “not so great, but if you can survive the first thirty minutes, it is not so bad.”

The movie has good audience review on rotten tomatoes. The returns from the box office for this movie is a good tale for Matthew McConaughey whose movies have not been doing well lately in the box office.