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Blu-ray Review - Loophole


American bank heist movies typically take care of business in a more stylish, swift manner, playing up the inherent thrill of theft with pulse-pounding turns of fate and broad personalities to match the mission at hand. The British tend to take it easy on excitement, leaving 1981's "Loophole" more of a picture to accept than enjoy. An adaptation of a novel by Robert Pollack and directed by John Quested, "Loophole" is pretty much the opposite of suspenseful, taking a leisurely stroll through moral choices, near-misses, and the execution of criminal endeavors. It's not without merit, but the feature doesn't appreciate the value of pace, finding more to enjoy about the set-up than the payoff. Read the rest at


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