The Vault

A bank heist takes an unnerving turn when the three sibling robbers attempt to gain entrance into a subterranean vault with sinister secrets.

Year: 2017
Certificate: 15
Director: Dan Bush
Starring: James FrancoTaryn ManningQ’Orianka KilcherDan BushScott HazeFrancesca EastwoodClifton Collins Jr.Keith LonekerJeff Gum

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So, I’m cruising along through Netflix, wondering what I could watch and possibly review for you lovely readers. I come across ”The Vault” which I have seen pop up on the ‘Trending Now’ section of the site and noticed a few familiar faces in the cast, so thought I would give it a try.

The cast includes Taryn Manning, who is well known from Orange Is The New Black and Francesca Eastwood (“Girl Missing“) who play the sisters to Michael played by Scott Haze who has got himself into a little trouble with the wrong people and owes them money and of course James Franco.  The siblings decide that robbing their local bank will solve all their problems and stop Michael having his kneecaps removed. The problem here is, there is more to their local bank than meets the eye.

I have a habit of watching Netflix while I do something else. Normally this isn’t a problem and I can normally follow the plot fairly easily; but with ‘The Vault’ that didn’t seem so simple. Although the plot I explained above is pretty much the gist of it, It seems to take a while to get going.

The film itself isn’t bad. Mostly a typical heist movie but it’s when the robbers find out the real money is in the old vault downstairs that the film takes an interesting twist. Of course, I won’t go into any detail as we have a no spoilers rule here on New On Netflix, but once the vault is opened, a whole heap of strange things begin to happen.

The acting is pretty good and I was pleasantly surprised with how the film is made. The look of the film is good and the balance between the high-intensity action of a heist movie and the eerie, suspense of a supernatural thriller is handled well. The star of the film is James Franco. Well known for small parts in small films, he deliveries a great performance and helps the movie along.

I can’t really say too much more without giving the storyline away any more than I already have. Although it’s not a must-see, it is definitely worth a look if like me you are scrolling through Netflix looking for some decent entertainment.

Have you seen this film? Let us know your opinions in the comments below and of course if there are any films on Netflix UK you want us to review let us know!

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