Release Date: 11 January 2017
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis
When it comes to comedies, Hollywood has been lowering the bar more than raising it in recent years (well, unless we’re talking dick jokes). Crassness often usurps cleverness, heart and classic tropes such as slapstick and silly hair. Masterminds, loosely based on a 1997 US$17 million armoured car heist, eschews the smut for more of the latter stuff – and if there was an award for silly hair then Zach Galifianakis would be shoo-in! He’s Mike, an adventure-craving armoured car driver. He falls for his new co-worker, who hangs with shady types and convinces her devotee to rob his place of work. Banishing him to Mexico, they’ve no intention of giving Mike his cut. But they’re not the sharpest tools in the shed. Masterminds is silly fun – and worth watching just for a wondrously weird turn from Kate McKinnon.