Freddie Highmore Is the Most Unlikely Bank Robber in “The Vault” Trailer

Freddie Highmore has been many things over the years: a meme, an aspiring murderer, and an exceptionally gifted surgeon on The Good Doctor. But his latest role calls for the audience's biggest suspension of disbelief yet: an elite bank robber. Playing a engineering student, he's recruited by a mysterious mastermind (Liam Cunningham of Game of Thrones) to help his crew rob the vault below the Bank of Spain.

The trailer runs through all the heist movie cliches: Gruff introductions, close calls, bad wigs and the immortal line "You've got company." The film's defining twist is that the heist will take place during Spain's appearance in the World Cup Final. Understandably, local security forces will be focused on crowd control, if not watching the match themselves. It's the perfect opportunity, but their plan will have to be executed in 105 minutes. There's certainly bound to be some thrills, if you can get over that Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a master thief.

The Vault will open in limited theaters on March 26. It will available on VOD and digital platforms the same day.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.