The Maiden Heist

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"They're not bad guys, just bad thieves."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 6.0  (17,459)

The Maiden Heist is a 2009 comedy heist film that follows a group of three security guards at a museum who plan to steal some of their favorite pieces when they hear that they will be transferred to another location. The film is directed by Peter Hewitt and stars Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, and Wynn Everett. The story begins with Roger Barlow (Walken), Charles Peterson (McKenna), and George McLendon (Morgan Freeman) working as security guards in a museum that is home to some of the most beautiful paintings and sculptures. However, their jobs are routine and boring, and they long to retire and enjoy their passion for the museum's art. When they hear that their favorite pieces will be transferred to another location, they decide to steal the items before the transfer takes place.

To execute their plan, they begin to study the museum's security system, and develop a strategy that involves dressing up as maintenance workers and taking the pieces out in broad daylight. Along the way, they face several obstacles, such as Roger's wife Rose (Marcia Gay Harden), who is against the heist, and Charles' crush on one of the paintings, a piece called The Lonely Maiden.

As the three guards put their plan into action, they soon realize that they are more attached to the museum's art than they had ever thought possible, causing them to question their original motives for the heist. Meanwhile, an investigating officer, Detective Rami (Philip Dorn Hei), who has been on the trail of the trio for some time, gets closer to uncovering the truth about the heist.

The film is primarily a comedy, with many moments of humor throughout, particularly in the interactions between the three guards, who have a great chemistry as they prepare for the heist. However, the movie also explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and love of art, with a heartwarming ending that ensures a feel-good experience for viewers.

Christopher Walken delivers an excellent performance as the quirky Roger, who is the driving force behind the heist and is determined to get what he wants. Walken's acting is both hilarious and heartwarming, and he brings a unique charisma to the film. Joseph McKenna is equally impressive as the shy Charles, whose love for The Lonely Maiden is a significant motivator for the heist. Wynn Everett also shines as the young and ambitious Hungarian curatorial assistant, who becomes a reluctant member of the heist team.

The cinematography of the film is also noteworthy, with stunning shots of the museum's art that add to the film's overall beauty. The music is also a highlight of the movie, with a lively and upbeat soundtrack that enhances the comedy and excitement of the heist.

Overall, The Maiden Heist is a heartwarming and humorous film that is perfect for those looking for a feel-good experience. The chemistry between the three guards, the stunning visuals of the museum's art, and the excellent performances by the cast make for an entertaining movie that will leave viewers with a smile on their faces.

The Maiden Heist is a 2009 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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