“The Misfits” Trailer Delivers Another Big Heist

Somewhere between Escape Plan and Ocean's Eleven lies The Misfits. A ragtag – but well-funded – group of thieves has to break into a secure prison, then a vault underneath the prison, and snatch a lot of gold. But this group can feel especially good about their ill-gotten gains, because the man they're robbing (Tim Roth) funds terrorists.

Pierce Brosnan brings his undeniable charm to the lead role as Richard, a suave thief whose prison break has picked up the attention of the Misfits. They view themselves as modern day Robin Hoods. Their ranks include Ringo (Nick Cannon), Violet (Jamie Chung), the Prince (Rami Jaber), Wick (Mike D'Angelo) and Richard's daughter Hope (Hermione Corfield). What separates this from the regular DTV dreck is its director. Renny Harlin made a lot of solid action movies in the '90s, including Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight. But a string of massive flops sent him overseas, and his last several films have all been shot in China. It's unlikely he'll ever return to Hollywood, but this looks more like the kind of films he used to excel at.

The Misfits will be released on June 11. A VOD and digital release follows a few days later on June 15.


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.