The world’s best art forger (John Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he must pull off an impossible heist – he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum, and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. He enlists the help of his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives! – Lionsgate
The Forger is being labelled as a Crime, Drama Thriller, the problem was that it wasn’t much of a drama and definitely was not a thriller, and didn’t have a whole lot of interesting crime. When you think of a heist film you think of non stop suspense and edge of your seat moments. This film was the opposite of that, but in saying that, it wasn’t actually as bad as you would think. While this film is bland and quite unoriginal when regarding the overall plot is to steal something and replace it with a forgery surprisingly the father-son relationship and interactions seemed to work fine.
At first, it is easy to think the relationship they were setting up with John Travolta’s son was going to bog down the film when it actually elevated it. The longer the film went on and you got to learn more about the characters the more you buy what they were going through. If you’re looking for a really good Travolta film, this isn’t it. The movie works for couples and mates night out, it opens at Cinemas in South Africa from 22/05/2015