Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda’s young lovebirds are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the box, but in early-1990s New York they hit upon a surprisingly lucrative, if extremely rash, robbery scheme – sticking up Mafia social clubs. Based on actual events, offbeat crime drama Rob the Mob hits just the right semi-comic tone to pull off its outlandish, stranger-than-fiction true story. Pitt and Arianda give the reckless Bonnie-and-Clyde-like couple a core of sweetness, while Andy Garcia provides gravitas as the cooking-obsessed Mob don whose underlings fall victim to the small-time crooks.
Certificate 15. Runtime 100 mins. Director Raymond De Fellitta.