Lift (2024) Movie: Enjoyable Heist Drama On A Plane

Lift movie is an enjoyable heist drama on a plane, but only mildly. While watching this, you might realize that it has drawn inspiration from a bunch of heist films of the past.

We have shared the details of the movies that have influenced its storyline in the spoilers shared below. We wish to tell you more, but it will spoil your viewing pleasure.

Synopsis of the Lift (2024) Movie

Follows a master thief (Cyrus) Kevin Hart and his Interpol Agent ex-girlfriend Abby (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who team up to steal $500 million in gold bullion being transported on an A380 passenger flight.

Rating of the Lift (2024) Movie

Rating: 3 out of 5.
FM Rating3.00/5
FM Short CommentsThe predictable storyline of this heist movie hits it hard. Then there is a lack of genuine comedy ingredients in it, despite the fact the protagonist is played by a wonderful comic actor Kevin Hart. It has so many talented actors, we wish they could have been utilised in a more useful manner.
Rating – Lift (2024) Film

Spoiler Free Review of the Lift (2024) Movie

The basic storyline of the film

Well, in this film, an international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet. Do they succeed in the heist?

That is the core theme of the Lift film. Please note that here we will not be sharing the detailed storyline of this drama. The major portion of its heist is set on the Aeroplane.

The simple and predictable plotline

The simple and predictable plotline ruins the well-intentioned heist theme. Then there are not much of twists and turns in the film. We are certain that even the so-called surprise ending of the film can be guessed by many viewers. Wish that its writers and directors could have come up with fresh materials in it.

The talented ensemble cast but…

Some of the names in the cast just pop out because of their engaging work in the past. For instance, to name a few of them, Kevin Hart (protagonist Cyrus) is known for his comedy. Then Úrsula Corberó (Camila) was superb in the Money Heist (2017-2021) Series. Not to forget Jean Reno (antagonist Jorgensen), who has given us movies like Leon (1994), Ronin (1998) and Call My Agent (2020) Series. We wish, its writers and director could have used the talented ensemble cast in a better way.

The conclusion

Lift is the usual run-of-the-mill stuff. Not a high-quality heist film, but still it manages to entertain you. More so if you put aside your criticism away. In a way, it is like popcorn. Perhaps, it is a good film to pass your time after a hectic day or week. So, you relax, take it easy, put your feet up and enjoy the certainties of this film. Then, it will surely Lift your spirits, enjoy.

Spoilers Alert – the Lift (2024) Movie

A bunch of Hollywood films of the past inspire this 2024 heist movie.

We think this film is similar to “The Italian Job (1969 & 2003)” film. The opening scenes in both films begin in the city of Venice. Then the daylight robbery takes place. The robbers escape on the speed boat and the boat chase ensues. Also, the main heist is about stealing bars of gold.

In addition, it seems that two other films, named below inspired two other aspects of the mid-air heist:

  • Rough Cut (1980) Film – the two jets are flying nearby, and then one of the planes takes an active part in the heist.
  • Heist (2001) Film – the swapping of the gold loaded on one of the flights with another flight cargo on the plane was done in it.

Lastly, like the Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Film, the heist crew targets a wealthy and powerful adversary. So the antagonist is Jorgensen (Jean Reno) in this Lift film.

Poster of the Lift (2024) Movie

Lift (2024) Movie Poster
Lift (2024) Film Poster

Key Details about the Lift (2024) Movie

GenreAction, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Original languageEnglish of UK, USA plus a bit of Spanish)
Released12 January 2024
Duration1 hour 44 minutes
WriterDaniel Kunka
DirectorF. Gary Gray
CastKevin Hart (Cyrus), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Abby), Sam Worthington (Huxley), Vincent D’Onofrio (Denton), Úrsula Corberó (Camila), Billy Magnussen (Magnus), Yun Jee Kim (Mi-Sun), Viveik Kalra (Luke), Jean Reno (Jorgensen), David Proud (Harry), etc.
TaglinesThe heist begins at 40,000 ft.
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Trailer of the Lift (2024) Movie

Official Trailer – Lift (2024) Film – Netflix | YouTube.

Featured Image and Poster of the Lift (2024) Film | Pics. Credit:- Netflix.

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