Hey gang, Valkor here. You know, I’m always keeping an eye out for the latest Dolph Lundgren flick simply because I’d like to see another film along the lines “Battle of the Damned” or even “Dark Angel”; the last film, Black Water, didn’t live up to my expectation. And neither does his latest film “Larceny”, which was just "meh" at best.
Larceny centers on a group of thieves led by a man named Jack (Lundgren), who steals a USB drive from a guy named Capitan (Luis Gatica). The plan to steal the drive was successful. However, Jack is caught and tossed in a Mexican prison. But having Jack put in prison turned out to be the plan all along as Capitan keeps his safe with a stash of about 20 million dollars stored within. Jack's team successfully infiltrate the prison, knocking out most of the guards and keeping the prisoners on lock. And now the troupe must crack the safe before the Mexican army overtakes them. Not only that but they’re inside a prison, so they’ll have the prisoners to deal with as well. Things could get pretty dicey! Will they get the score and make it out alive?
I can forgive a lot when it comes to films; like low budgets, cheesy special effects, little to no action, all of that can be forgiven if everything comes together to form something entertaining. Unfortunately for Larceny, its mad lacking in anything fun. And I’ll tell you why in the TOV Breakdown.
The Good: I liked the idea of “Larceny” as the story, per the summary, sounds amazing; I can see why Lundgren would choose such a role as it most fits his style, which sounds like a simple action film inside a prison. Sadly, it’s the execution that fails.
Larceny, in short, is a boring and uneventful film; what kills it for me is how Capitan doesn’t show any sense of urgency after his drive, with all of his important information stored on it, is stolen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film, where the bad guy gets something important taken from him and then they do not go into a rage. Granted, Capitan knew Jack was behind bars. But the drive, man! What about the drive? You kept it close to the chest and still, you don't even have Jack tortured to get the location of it! And then when Capitan figures out his safe was about to get robbed, sure he sends some men, but it's not like there's a big rush to get there. Maybe because they're in a prison and not going anywhere? Why isn’t Capitan along with a bunch of cops, and mercenaries not racing towards the prison to protect his money? Does he have that much that it isn’t imperative to get there ASAP? I think I'm asking way too many questions. And if that's the case then the movie has failed. Finally, there’s a so-so amount of action but not enough needed to get through the 87 minute run time. Ultimately, this isn’t worth any amount of time watching, should this film cross your path.
Take has some rage issues.
You can find Larceny on the digital front such as Netflix, but as a fan of Dolph Lundgren, this isn’t one of his best performances. The film is dull and not at all fun to watch. You’d do better with the films I mentioned at the beginning of this review. Or any of the ones listed on the sidebar. As it stands, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Larceny 1 star.