Release Date: VOD now, 4/6 Limited Theatrical
Written by: Chris Sparling
Directed by: David Brooks
Starring: Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty
Despite the presence of Josh Peck, and the silly premise, we were actually looking forward to this movie. At first, it was because we thought ATM meant something else altogether, and we really wanted to see Alice Eve do it. When we realized the title ATM was referring to one of those places where you get money from, we still thought we'd give it a chance. After all, Alice Eve is hot enough to take a chance on, isn't she?
|Alice Eve and 3 dogs doing ATM... that's what we expected. (Picture stolen from ScreenJunkies.com. Click it and check 'em out.)|
Here are the things that made absolutely no sense **BEWARE SPOILERS**:
Why did they park so far away? It's after midnight, it's freezing cold, your tag-along buddy who insists on stopping for food only to cock block you needs money, so you get to an out of the way ATM and decide to park half way across the parking lot instead of right up front, which would have been quicker...come on.
Why did they need to stop for money anyway, when most restaurants take credit/debit cards? Seriously, this isn't the 90's anymore, the danger of late night ATM withdrawals isn't necessary.
|This movie contains all the tension of a grilled cheese.|
Alice Eve + The Geek- Are we really supposed to believe that a chick as stunning as Alice Eve would for one minute, one second even, be drawn to the simpering, mumble mouthed, beta-male lead character? I know it's Hollywood, and anything can happen is it is written so, but come on... He made her nervous to talk to? Maybe because she was afraid she'd giggle in his face when he asked her out, but we don't buy it for any other reason.
|She is the toughest of the three.|
Why no Cops? Cut the power to an ATM, and a silent alarm will trigger Police response immediately. Kick, break or try to tamper with an ATM, and the same thing happens. They could have done something to alert the Po-Po. (Po-Po means police in Ebonics. You're welcome.)
The security guard? When the parking lot security guard shows up, he too parks half a mile out in the parking lot, and gets out of his car to investigate the strange goings on. Of course the wind is so loud and he's so far away that he cant hear the warnings of those trapped inside telling him to watch out... It makes zero sense that a security professional would park out in the dark while investigating something suspicious. If he felt pulling closer was too risky, he would have called it in to his home base first, and then proceeded. It made no sense at all.
|Hoodface says "These suckers are scared to run! Heh!"|
Some of the movie was redeemable. It was slick looking and atmospheric, even if both of those elements never amounted to much of anything. It's always nice to see Alice Eve on screen, both as an actor and as a hot piece of eye candy. The concept, despite being silly, could have been made to be effective with some tweaking. As it stands though, the movie was mostly a disappointment.