Security guard Columbus Short is dragged into stealing an armoured van containing $42million but, naturally, it all goes wrong.

It’s a familiar set-up, but director Nimród Antal keeps it tense, fresh and exciting, with the help of some slick film-making, strong action and an impressive cast that also includes Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne.

Short plays an Iraq war veteran, who is forced to provide for his younger brother after the death of his parents.

But no sooner has he started work as a van security guard than he is coerced into the heist by his tough-guy co-workers.

Bodies and complicated developments pile up as the well-laid plan starts to unravel in this thoroughly enjoyable thriller.