The Forger

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"Love by design, Friendship by paint, Death by brush."
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.3  (4,810)

The Forger is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Lawrence Roeck and written by Carlos De Los Rios. The movie stars Josh Hutcherson, Hayden Panettiere, Alfred Molina, and Academy Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall. The Forger tells the story of a juvenile thief named Joshua Mason (Josh Hutcherson) who is recruited by his father, Ray Cutter (John Travolta), to help him pull off his biggest heist yet: forging a Monet painting to steal from a museum.

The movie is set in Boston and tells the story of Joshua, who is serving time in a juvenile detention center for committing a crime that he did not commit. His father Ray, who is a skilled forger, is also in prison for another crime. One day, the warden brings Joshua to meet with his father, who proposes a plan to get them both out of prison. Ray has been contacted by a wealthy collector who wants him to forge a painting by Monet that is being displayed in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In exchange for Joshua's cooperation, Ray promises to get him out of prison.

The Forger creates an intense and compelling story, as Joshua is forced to become a part of Ray's operation, using his youthful appearance and artistic talents to help the team. With his father's help, Joshua takes on the identity of a dead artist, and with the help of his new friend, Amber (Hayden Panettiere), he manages to infiltrate the museum and steal the original painting, replacing it with their fake one. However, it does not take long for the authorities to begin investigating the heist, and the pressure starts to build on Ray and Joshua as they try to keep their cover intact.

The Forger is a thriller that drives the plot forward with action and suspense, which is heightened by the exceptional performances of the cast. In particular, John Travolta brings a certain sense of depth to his character Ray, while Josh Hutcherson manages to convey the mixed emotions of his character Joshua with ease. Lauren Bacall's performance is also noteworthy, as her character is both intriguing and mysterious.

The storyline of The Forger is expertly crafted, as it explores the dynamics between a father and son who are forced to work together, despite their complicated relationship. The Forger is a heist movie that is not only about the art of painting but also the art of impersonation, as the characters have to play convincing roles to keep up their charade.

Finally, The Forger is notable for its stunning cinematography, as it showcases the city of Boston and its landmarks with care and attention to detail. The film captures both the hustle and bustle of the city's streets as well as the serene beauty of art galleries and museums.

In conclusion, The Forger is a must-watch movie for fans of crime thrillers, art heist films, and father-son relationship dramas. With its exceptional cast, intense plot, and stunning cinematography, The Forger is a film that will stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled.

The Forger is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (4,810)