“The Hurricane Heist” (Entertainment Studios)
By Catholic News Service
Serviceable mash-up of the apocalyptic weather event and crime caper genres in which two estranged brothers, one a meteorologist (Toby Kebbell), the other a mechanic (Ryan Kwanten), join forces with an ATF agent (Maggie Grace) to foil the crime of the title, an inside job (led by Ralph Ineson) designed to take advantage of the compulsory evacuation of Gulfport, Alabama, to rob the local branch of the U.S. Treasury.
Though the film’s feeble attempts to establish human interest fail entirely, viewers seeking nothing more than fast-paced action will find what they’re looking for in director Rob Cohen’s busy B movie. The closest thing to any moral dimension comes through the Afghan War vet repairman’s refusal to leave a comrade behind and the federal officer’s unswerving dedication to duty.
Frequent stylized violence, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, a few milder oaths, at least one rough term, much crude and some crass talk. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.