My rating : 8.5/10
A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen
More Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1103987/
It usually takes me about three episodes of a new series
to decide if it’s worth continuing to watch.
With “Leverage” I was hooked after the first 15 minutes..!!
Leverage might after a first show look like a series replica of “Oceans Eleven” movie with even the same generic music attached to some scenes,
In the vein of Ocean’s Eleven, this heist series follows a team of thieves, hackers and grifters who exact revenge against those who abuse power, such as (you know) rich people that can’t be touched by the law..
Timothy Hutton plays former insurance investigator Nate Ford,
a once-loyal employee who had recovered millions of dollars in stolen goods for his employer. But after Ford’s son dies because his employer denied insurance claims, he decides to lead a team of thieves who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, providing leverage to those who need it..
About the characters..?? I like it, because it’s edgy, sporty, funny, brilliantly written, entertainingly presented and just plain “COOL”.
I like movie that entertains with a story, twists, turns, doesn’t insult my intelligence and keeps me guessing until the very end..
What I really like about it is the team. It is made up of very independent individuals who are master criminals. The key is how they have been enticed to work for Nathan Ford (Timothy Hutton’s character). They all contribute to the cause and, because of it, find they are a very powerful force that can get them more of what they are looking for. There is also a camaraderie that I haven’t seen in a long, long time..
What I also like about this show is that it is not dark and seedy. While there is violence, it is not gratuitous. And, so far, there have been no plot lines that involve stalkers or other misogynistic individuals..
While there are great special effects, great sets, great actors and great acting, etc., I find that it is the writers who deserve the lions share of praise for concocting such an enjoyable storyline..
Well, I guest, this serial is one of the most entertaining and relaxing that I’ve seen this year…