After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink’s security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn’t make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds out that their security standard is low beyond belief.
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A fine but slight film weakened by light characterization and undercooked suspense. This period piece remains oddly humorous with good turn-ins by Falk, Sorvino and especially a perturbed Oates. Medium Friedkin.
"The Brink's Job" problem is, it doesn't know what it wants to be: a comedy or a crime movie. At the end it is none of both. No fish; no meat. One of Friedkin's very weak performances. Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino, Warren Oates; big names, but they have almost no impact. At the end it's all too little. Not convincing. Boring.