The story is based on the 1982 robbery of the Sentry Armored Car Company, which netted over $11M and for a time was the biggest cash theft in U.S. history. Cool premise, right? But the actual film looks generic as all get-out, despite a solid supporting cast that includes Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, and Nikki Reed. Johnson plays a cop pursuing Hemsworth and Angarano for the crime, although various other criminal elements appear to be staking their claim.
Montiel has actually done some decent work in the past but this probably isn't one of them, otherwise Empire State would be getting a national release instead of hitting the Best Buy DVD aisle on September 3rd.