Director Simon West and Nicolas Cage re-team for the first time since CON AIR for STOLEN, a fast-paced action thriller set during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage) is a master thief who after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry is sent to prison for 8 years. Upon his release he's ready to leave his criminal past behind and try to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter Allison. The FBI and his old cohorts believe that he hid the loot from the last heist 8 years ago, $10 million in bonds. To get his hands on it, his old partner Vincent kidnaps Allison and demands the entire $10 million as ransom. Will must trust his instincts and his old partner in crime, the beautiful, sexy and smart Riley, to do one more heist to get his daughter back alive before it's too late.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The deep-rooted silliness makes it hard to take anything in the film seriously. But at least it has the decency never to ask us to.Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, 09.14.2012
In Stolen, [Cage] steals away with nothing; he's simply stalled out.Stephanie Zacharek, NPR, 09.13.2012
Cage is uncharacteristically muted. He seems to have given up on making art long ago; these days, all he wants to do is entertain, and with Stolen, he succeeds, albeit only on the guilty-pleasure level.Nathan Rabin, AV Club, 09.12.2012
Stolen begins at overdetermined, makes a pit stop at outright sadistic and winds up in the parking garage of ridiculous even for a movie of this sort.Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies, 09.15.2012