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    Sight & Sound: Philip Kemp
    July 31, 2015 | September 2015 Issue (p. 98-99)

    The plot trajectory, following the classic rise-and-fall template of heist movies from The Asphalt Jungle onward, is predictable enough. But Sidney Hayers, a versatile journeyman director of B-pics (Night of the Eagle, The Trap), rings the changes on the formula and keeps up the tension, especially in the well-paced action sequences, spurred on by Reg Owen's hot-jazz-tinged score. The occasional Geordie accent would've been welcome, thoguh.