With tones of Escape Room (2019) and Saw (2004), four thieves (William
Forsythe, Kathleen Munroe, Gia Sandhu and Michael Hough) find themselves
trapped in an underground basement where they are forced, via a set of
challenges which if they fail within a set time a bomb is primed to go off,
to plan a diamond heist on a mock-up of an actual bank in director Jesse
Ikeman’s enjoyable if not very original heist movie, A Perfect Plan.
Ikeman uses his obviously limited budget to good effect whilst the quartet
are in the basement. It only really becomes apparent how low budget this
actually is once the story escapes the confines of the basement and moves
out into the outside world.
With its mixture of Ocean’s Eleven (2011) and the aforementioned Escape
Room, A Perfect Plan won’t last long in the memory but as a piece of
escapist entertainment it just about satisfies.