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[Review] 'LIFT' Blends Action and Wit For One Entertaining Heist Film!

In the world of comedy, Kevin Hart has established himself as one of the biggest names in the industry. Known for his slapstick humor and wacky characters, Hart has often played the sidekick or the funnyman in movies. However, in "Lift," we see a different side of Hart. He takes on the role of a heist expert, showcasing a more serious and confident demeanor. I had to praises Hart's performance, by the way he "plays the background" and allows the rest of the ensemble to shine. This departure from his usual comedic roles adds depth to his character and elevates the overall quality of the film. Ladies and Gentleman, get ready for F. Gary Grays' LIFT!


The Director's Touch

Directed by F. Gary Gray, "Lift" combines the best elements of action and heist films. Gray, known for his work on movies like "The Italian Job" and "Straight Outta Compton," brings his expertise to this project. Gray creates a fast-paced, techie and thrilling experience, reminiscent of the "Fast and Furious" franchise. The action sequences in the film are well-executed, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Additionally, Gray infuses the film with wit and smarts, drawing inspiration from films like "Ocean's Eleven." This unique blend of action and comedy sets "Lift" apart from other movies in the genre.


The Perfect Blend of Action and Comedy

One of the standout aspects of "Lift" is its ensemble cast. Vincent D'Onofrio, known for his serious roles in films like "Full Metal Jacket," surprises audiences with his comedic performance in the film. D'Onofrio's ability to have fun with his character and adds that the chemistry between the cast members is phenomenal. Billy Magnus, also adds to the charm becoming a fan favorite by the 3rd act of the film. The film strikes a balance between action and comedy, with Kevin Hart's character providing the serious tone while the rest of the cast brings the good time. This combination creates a dynamic and entertaining experience for viewers.


"Lift" marks a significant shift in Kevin Hart's career, showcasing his versatility as an actor. By taking on a more serious role, Hart proves that he can excel in genres beyond comedy. This opens up new opportunities for him in the industry and allows audiences to see a different side of his talent. Additionally, the success of "Lift" could pave the way for more action-packed heist films in the future. The blend of action, comedy, and a talented ensemble cast makes this film a standout in the genre.


In conclusion, "Lift" is a thrilling and entertaining action movie that showcases Kevin Hart's versatility as an actor. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film combines elements of heist films and fast-paced action to create a unique and enjoyable experience. With its talented ensemble cast and well-executed action sequences, "Lift" is a must-watch for fans of the genre. Netflix may have another hit on their hands.


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