Everything in The Locksmith is a story we’ve heard before, from the story of the good criminal with a bad friend who is also a nice guy to the story of the ex-wife and, most importantly, the story of a criminal who is forced to do shady deals after getting out of prison.
The Locksmith is a movie we’ve all seen a thousand times, and even though it’s not a bad movie, it’s just another version of the same story so that, once again, people can make money off of “what the audience wants” in this American story that, even though it’s well-directed and has good actors, has nothing new to offer…
It has some good parts, like the main couple (she is a detective and he is an ex-convict), and the actors know how to play their parts. The director is good at this kind of movie, and the atmosphere is just right. The people in charge of making the movie know what they’re doing because they’ve done it before. However, the movie moves along in this boring screenplay that, even though it knows how to build up the tension, makes the viewer feel like there’s “not much to be found here.”
It’s a let-down because it’s technically good but lacks ambition. It’s technically good because everyone is without a doubt a pro. Visit Prime wire to watch more movies.