A breezy crime comedy with a bit of a mean streak, Perrier’s Bounty
is a bit too bipolar to be fully satisfying, but remains highly watchable thanks to some colorful performances, a driving score, and a fast-paced screenplay peppered with lots of playful banter. Neither as flashy as a Guy Ritchie film nor as gritty as Get Carter
, it exists in some quirky twilight zone in between, playing on our familiarity with crime cinema tropes and occasionally turning them on their head to reveal glimpses of inspiration within a derivative, yet highly enjoyable, framework.
Michael McCrea (Cillian Murphy) is about to lose his legs. Not because of an illness...