Starring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brian Van Holt, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Evan Jones, Dawn Olivieri, Mo McRae, Max Holloway
OUR RATING: ★★½
Heist action thriller directed by Christian Gudegast. Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
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Merrimen: [to Donnie, referring to the rifle] Hey, pay attention. This is yours. Most important thing, keep your finger off the trigger at all times unless you need to shoot somebody. When the happens, hold it until you run dry.
Merrimen: Keep your eyes open. Every cop in the country is going to be looking for us.
Tony ‘Z’ Zapata: Big Nick, original gangsta cop in the flesh.
Nick Flanagan: What’s the tally?
Tony ‘Z’ Zapata: Four dead and six on the way to hospital.
Nick Flanagan: I take it he’s a bad guy.
Nick Flanagan: [to the thief] I’m going to make you a deal, give me the names of all the guys who got away and I’ll get you a medic.
Thief: I ain’t no snitch.
Bosco: You know what this is.
Nick Flanagan: It’s a decoy. We’re dealing with a different animal here, boys.
Man: We got a problem. It’s a major crime. Get to know your enemy, boys. Every big-time crew has been busted, these are the buys who took them down.
Nick Flanagan: [referring to Merrimen and his crew] Gangbangers these are not. The National Bank Hollywood jobs. We nail these guys, we solve all these cases. This is the crew.
Nick Flanagan: Whoever it is, they’re addicted to heists. Sooner or later they’ll need their fix.
Levi Enson: Anybody moves you shoot them. Do you understand?
Levi Enson: You okay?
Donnie:: Yeah, man. I’m good.
Merrimen: Change of plans, we’re trading up.
Merrimen: [referring to the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles] The only bank that’s never been robbed. That’s why we’re going to rob it.
Merrimen: The Federal Reserve, it’s like Fort Knox. At any one time there’s anywhere between five hundred and eight hundred billion dollars in there. Every millimeter either covered by cameras, sensor and motion detectors. Stand across the street and stare at the building for two minutes they got security on your ass. The only bank that’s never been robbed, that’s why we’re going to rob it.
Merrimen: At the Federal Reserve billions of dollars are taken out of circulation. If we can break in and steal those old bills before they’re destroyed, we got our hands on money that’s untraceable.
Nick Flanagan: We got to move.
[to Donnie; referring to the tattoo on his arm]
Nick Flanagan: Do you know what this means? It means I am a member of a gang, only we have badges, which means you are done.
Nick Flanagan: Do we look like the type that’ll arrest you?
Nick Flanagan: Put you in handcuffs, drag you down to the station? We just shoot you. Boom.
Nick Flanagan: You’re not the bad guys. We are.
Nick Flanagan: Yeah, people with things to hide never have much to say.
Nick Flanagan: Let’s pay them a visit.
Nick Flanagan: They’re casing the joint from the inside. We’re going baking.
Donnie: [to Nick and his crew] I’m going to let you know now, better wear your vest.
Nick Flanagan: The advised suspects wear body armor, head shots only.
Merrimen: On my signal, let’s go!
Merrimen: [as they are robbing a bank and holding hostages] You watching?
Nick Flanagan: Yep. How the hell are you going to get out of this?
Merrimen: I ain’t cuffing up.
Nick Flanagan: It’s okay. I didn’t bring my cuffs anyway.