On PPV this month, don't know if anyone has caught it yet, but I put it on today in light of anything else.
First off, if you liked HEAT, you will like this movie. Except it's pretty much a cultural & social reversal.
While De Niro's crew were all a bunch of live fast, blow it before you steal it white losers ( with Danny Trejo ) this is the story of a mostly black crew of highly successful "club" owners and entrepreneurs, with Paul Walker and that kid from Jumper, who have investments all over the globe from their "scores".
You liked HEAT because of the gun battle in the streets? Well this movie has a pretty good gun battle in the upper floor of one expensive ass hotel. They shoot that place to shi*ite.
In addition, it has the greatest foot chase / urban ninja / bad guy running from two cops scene on film short of anything in the original Ong Bak. The kid who does all the "ninja" work, and there are a lot of close ups and profiles, is really damn athletic. I was tired and sore watching him.
Weapons are good, the characters use of them is good, pretty well rehearsed with only a few "stupid" or muzzling of another character screw ups.
It's not great, but it's a pretty decent time killer for 1:45 on a rainy afternoon.
I am going with Recommended, bordering on Highly Recommended.