The Hurricane Heist ★★★½

While hardly a low budget movie (with a cost of $35 million), you can't help but be impressed by the number of practical effects in both real scale and miniature used here.

I was honestly expecting a CGI fest, but instead we get treated to a mass of car wrecks, some very nice miniatures and great stunt work. When CGI is used, it does not detract from the rest of the scene, and is really done very well.

The characters are pure cartoon, with decent performances all around. The story line... well lets face it, no one watches a disaster film for an intricate plot - it is serviceable. The dialogue is filled with cliches & buzzwords but again, that is not what we are here for.

The Hurricane Heist is much better than a lot of recent action movies, and easily holds its own against "digital blockbusters" like 2012 & The Day After Tomorrow in the real of popcorn entertainment.