If you didn’t hear about this movie, you’re in good company. The theater employee I spoke to before the screening said that it had only lasted a week or two, and I was the only one in the show. I wouldn’t call The Hurricane Heist a sleeper hit. I wouldn’t call it a hit at all. But all in all, Rob Cohen’s new film hit a few high notes.
Meteorologist Will (Toby Kebbell) is terrified of hurricanes, and with good reason: he and his brother saw their father crushed to death during Hurricane Andrew. And Will is convinced that Hurricane Tammy is gonna be the biggest storm on record. Which is why, while he’s home in Alabama, he goes to find his brother Breeze (Ryan Kwanten) and get him out of town.
Meanwhile, ATF officer Casey (Maggie Grace) is driving with Connor (Ralph Ineson) to deliver a load of old money to a treasury office for shredding. But Connor isn’t exactly what he seems, and Casey is right not to trust anyone once the storm hits. Now she has to team up with the brothers to save six hundred million in cash, not to mention herself.
If you like heist movies, but aren’t fond of lots of blood, this one is a good balance. There’s some semblance of a love story, but no full-on sex or even romance scenes. There’s crooked cops, computer hackers, weaponized hubcaps, semi trucks full of money, and, of course, the mother of all storms. It won’t go down in history as a great movie, but it’s fun, it’s pretty clean, and I enjoyed it. If it’s still playing near you, try and catch it before it’s gone.