Devious Las Vegas cop Nicolas Cage ropes nervy colleague Elijah Wood into a larcenous scheme in this slippery heist thriller.

Putting his detective skills to crooked use, Cage has deduced that an out-of-the-way grocery store contains a secret vault in which criminals have been stashing their ill-gotten gains.

Can the duo break in and steal this mysterious cache? Inevitably, there are twists, turns and ironic reversals, handled with a sure touch by sibling directors Alex and Benjamin Brewer, before we learn the answer.

Although the ending is a tad flat, there’s a lot of fun to be had along the way, not least from the way Cage adds kooky flourishes to the narrative. ‘I have an idea,’ he says when inspiration strikes, wiggling his fingers in the air with avid glee. ‘It’s kind of wacky.’