A spate of tragic events throughout Europe late last year and this summer didn’t exactly help things for the production of director James Watkins’s latest action pic with actor Idris Elba. Still though, it garnered a release under its previous title, Bastille Day, finally presenting Elba as a workable action star for the screen and one hopes he keeps the pace going.
Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realizes that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy. Going against commands, Briar recruits Michael to use his expert pickpocketing skills to help quickly track down the source of the corruption. As a 24-hour thrill ride ensues, the unlikely duo discover they are both targets and must rely upon each other in order to take down a common enemy.