At the urging of his mentor, Parker, a professional thief, plans to rob the money from the Ohio State Fair with an unknown crew, headed by a vicious man named Melander. When an innocent bystander dies as a result of the crew lighting an unnecessary distraction fire, Parker refuses to ever work with them again. Angered by this decision, Melander has a member of his crew shoot and kill Parker. However, when a farmer couple nearby finds and saves Parker's life, Parker sets out to exact revenge against Melander. Melander, now in Florida planning a major jewel heist, finds out Parker is alive and puts a hit out on his life. Parker needs to find a house in Florida to lay low while he plans his revenge, but while shopping, his real estate agent, Leslie, sees through Parker's alias. Leslie, with her deep knowledge of her hometown, offers to help Parker in any way she can, if Parker can give her the equivalent of the commission on a house so that she can stay afloat monetarily. Together, they plan on letting Melander execute his heist and then subsequently stealing the jewels from Melander. Yet when Parker is forced to kill Melander's hitman, the heat is on. Melander is aware of Parker's presence in town, raising the stakes. After they steal the jewels, they find Parker already in their stash spot, waiting for them... but when Leslie unexpectedly shows up to help, it puts Parker's entire plan at risk.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It's an enjoyable heist film, with some interesting twists, a wonderfully vicious villain, and some nice chemistry between Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez.
Best scene in story:
It never gets much better than the initial heist of the Ohio State Fair, filled with tension and character development as the plan unfolds.
Opinion about the main character:
Parker is disciplined and lives his life by a very strict code. It's easy to root for someone who has clear code of conduct that he refuses to let be violated.