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My Heist Film Criteria

I’ve been thinking a lot about heist films lately and figured it was time that I established a set of criteria that I can use to determine whether something is a heist film or not. I have come up with three criteria. If a movie’s primary story contains at least two of the following then I consider it a heist film.

1) a plan or a hunt (examples: break into a high security vault or follow a trail of clues to find a treasure)

2) a rescue or an escape (examples: rescue a princess or escape from a prison)

3) a theft or a plant (examples: steal some diamonds or plant an incriminating document)

Simple as that. Stay tuned for more about the importance of this…