Michael Bay’s latest big-boom-bang is set over the course of a day in Los Angeles, as a local criminal (Jake Gyllenhaal) leads a bank heist that goes south very quickly. Considering who’s at the helm of this thing, the movie is surprisingly restrained, instead leaning on the characters and the über-tense situation (and a relatively fun script by TV’s ‘Chuck’ creator Chris Fedak). For a solid two hours of white-knuckle police chase lunacy, you could do a lot worse.

3.5/5 stars