Well, either that or the script just bears a hole as big as Reeves' salary.
The comedy offers a twist in that once Henry is released — just a few minutes into the film, really — he plans to do the crime since he's already done the time. Cute idea, but its attempts at comedy fail, and what should be the most interesting part — the heist — is void of spark, other than the literal ones from the tools used to burrow into the bank's vault.
Reeves has no charisma here, especially in Henry's strange wooing of a local stage actress ("Source Code"'s Vera Farmiga who, despite being miscast, rises above the material). As a fellow ex-con Henry enlists, James Caan is more or less James Caan. That sounds better than it is. —Rod Lott