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Cast: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Sebastian De Souza, Emma Rigby, Thomas Kretschmann
High octane from start to finish, PLASTIC tells the story of intelligent and brazen Sam (Speleers), who leads a ring of recruited university students to become credit card thieves to supplement their income. They inadvertently rob a notorious gangster named Marcel (Kretschmann) and are then forced to up their game 10 times the amount stolen with interest. They take their scam on the road to Miami, the city of “high stakes” to pay off their debt. After a series of unfortunate mistakes, Sam’s team falls short of their debt and they set their sights on a daring jewelry heist. Sam now needs to finish the scam, while turning the tables on Marcel before everyone in the team goes down.
"Plastic" is a mildly entertaining film that could of been much better. The film tells the story of Four young London men who find themselves without jobs because of a poor market. So they decide to make some easy cash by getting into credit card fraud but when two of them steal a briefcase that belongs to a gangster they find themselves in hot water and in need of a big score in order to pay back their debt. So they come up with an idea to move to Miami and hook up with a woman who works for a credit card company to get the needed cash before they all suffer bodily harm, or worse.
The film is a mix of good and bad, for a film that is supposed to be based on a true story it lacked character development and some things about the story makes no sense. Some of what happens never gets explained so you are left wondering.
On the good side the entire cast did a fine job playing their characters and the story does a good job at keeping you guessing on what will happen next because there is so much going on. The film also looks and sounds good as well.
So in the end I felt the story could of used a bit more polish, the set-up and characters needed to be fleshed out a bit more but I still found it to be interesting and enjoyable enough to recommend. Just do not expect anything great here and you should fine it to be as entertaining as I did.
Available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Arc Entertainment
** 3/4 Out Of *****