Vault might’ve been an interesting story, and the acting at least was alright, but it doesn’t really break new ground in the true crime-heist where I’ve pretty much seen this played out in other movies.
Running Scared showed me two things: 1) style and substance can co-exist; 2) Wayne Kramer is a hell of a filmmaker even if the script didn’t completely grab me; and 3) Paul Walker shows he does have acting skills. The Blu-ray offered here has some OK features led by Kramer’s lively commentary track while the video and audio transfers are both superb. If you enjoyed the movie – and taking into account the upgraded audio/video plus porting over of the features – this might be worth picking up.
Jade may be underrated in its vitriol but by the same token it’s still not a very good movie even with some erotic sex scenes meant to titillate and instead are weird (nothing new from Friedkin) bordering on boring. You add in a plot that isn’t very intriguing and a lead actor who is even less so and you’ve got a movie that deserves to be forgotten.