Curt Goynes is a man looking to make some quick money. He gets his chance when he is recruited alongside two individuals to watch a man's family while one of them follows him to his workplace to retrieve an important document.
What seems like a perfect plan begins a slow but sure descent into chaos as the man who is supposed to get the document finds out that it has been removed.
From then on, it becomes a battle of will and wits as those involved must use their instincts and survival skills to stay alive while trying to find the paper and get the cash they were promised.
With No Sudden Move, Steven Soderbergh reminds us of his knack for making mystery films with engaging plots which gradually unfold into an unforgettable experience.
Starring Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, David Harbour, and Jon Hamm, it revolves around two men who are paid to make sure that an important document is retrieved from an office safe.
When the plan goes south, the men must rely on their guts and survival skills to outwit whoever hired them and get to the bottom of a betrayal that ensues.
The ensemble cast of actors deliver and the story itself unfolds in such a way that you never want to miss anything. I pride myself in being able to predict most films, but this one has twists and turns that really challenged my intellect.
Everything about this film works perfectly; from the pacing to the music, to the intricate plot and suspenseful finale. Movie fans will get a delight with an unexpected cameo from an uncredited actor.
Like I always do in my reviews, I will single out the outstanding actors here; Don Cheadle for his charismatic portrayal of a man who relies more on brains than brawn, Benicio Del Toro for vividly playing a man driven by lust and greed, and Brendan Fraser who despite his limited screentime makes quite the impression as an overweight gangster.
Steven Soderbergh fans will be pleased with this one and I also recommend it for all movie lovers.