Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure
Directors: Matthias Hoene
Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Casts: Mark Chao, Ni Ni, Uriah Shelton, Francis Ng, Dave Bautista, Ming Xi, Sienna Guillory, Kara Hui, Ron Smoorenburg, Joel Adrian, Dakota Daulby, Eva Day, Byron Gibson, Henry Mah, David Torok
IMDB: Masterminds (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.6
Masterminds is kinder to its characters than most comedies about the bumbling and under-educated, and that's Hess's strength.
It's this improv-ready ensemble's wit and Galifianakis' own gift for physical humor that account for most of the laugh-out-loud moments, heightened by silly flourishes so eccentric...they could only be found in a Jared Hess movie.
Charlotte Observer -
Bits of welcome weirdness creep in, mainly through the too-brief character of Ghantt's intense fiancée (Kate McKinnon). But Hess has little time for wit.
Chicago Tribune -
Masterminds still has its riotously funny moments, thanks to the fearless, uninhibited actors and a director who lets them play.
David Ghantt discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people's money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime. Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with million in cash...only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney, and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.