First trailer for Masterminds lets you know the name is ironic

"Masterminds" Trailer

Masterminds looks like one of those based-on-a-true-story movies where they basically said that a bank robbery happened once so that means that the film is based on it. It also looks pretty funny, if unoriginal. Great cast for sure.

Zack Galifinakis plays an armored truck driver who gets sucked into a heist and is framed as the scapegoat. In order to clear his name and escape a hitman played by Jason Sudeikis he must… act like an idiot it appears. That is, of course, what makes it a comedy, but I’m not entirely sold on this despite the great cast and the fact that it’s from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess. Hopefully it has some of the charm of his other films or else it’s going to fall flat. 

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