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Frank Grillo (Kingdom, Captain America: Civil War) stars as the wheelman, a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him and the only person he can trust... his thirteen-year-old daughter. All reasons to think fast and drive faster.

Wheelman, a Netflix Film, premieres October 20th.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

This is up on Netflix.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

Only 10 reviews on RT, but 9 are positive.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

This is basically Locke crossed with Drive, it's a well done, low budget, Cinemax/HBO Friday Night style movie with a director that appeared to be trying his best (he mostly succeeds, lots of little visual touches for a movie that takes place almost entirely in a car). I like that Netflix took a chance with what appears to be a new director. Not that they had a lot to lose.

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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

Originally Posted by RichC2
This is basically Locke crossed with Drive, it's a well done, low budget, Cinemax/HBO Friday Night style movie with a director that appeared to be trying his best (he mostly succeeds, lots of little visual touches for a movie that takes place almost entirely in a car). I like that Netflix took a chance with what appears to be a new director. Not that they had a lot to lose.


Agreed -- it was entertaining and Grillo and Joe Carnahan produced it, too.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

The style reminded me a bit of Carnahan, didn't see his name in the credits, that's cool.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

Just finished watching this and I enjoyed it. Small, ultra low budget action movie, but it worked.

Probably about 85% of the movie is Grillo driving and the action kept it moving. It's super short at roughly 82 minutes, so it's not a bad way to spend an evening or afternoon.

Netflix said that 50% of their content will be original movies and shows by next year. I'm betting we'll be seeing more of these kinds of low budget action movies in the future.
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Re: Wheelman (2017) S: Frank Grillo -- Netflix

Originally Posted by RichC2
The style reminded me a bit of Carnahan, didn't see his name in the credits, that's cool.
This felt like an extended version of the BMW films. I recall Carnahan directed one of them.

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