The Retirement Plan has an impressive cast who all do their best with the material and there are a few fun action scenes but it’s not especially memorable and feels like it’s trying too hard to be a Guy Ritchie movie
Plot: When Ashley and her young daughter Sarah get caught up in a criminal enterprise that puts their lives at risk, she turns to her estranged father Matt, currently living the life of a retired beach bum in the Cayman Islands.
Review: When the trailer came out for The Retirement Plan, I was pleasantly surprised as it looked like it’d be a lot of fun, especially because of the cast that was assembled.
Well, this ended up being quite disappointing overall as it felt like someone trying to make a Guy Ritchie type of film, particularly with the way characters are introduced but taking the wrong lessons for that.
Nicolas Cage, Ashley Greene, Ron Perlman, and Ernie Hudson all do fine with the material that they’re given, and Thalia Campbell is quite likable as Greene’s daughter.
The action is fairly short and unmemorable save for a fight in a hotel that is quite fun but that’s about it.
Jackie Earl Haley and Joel David Moore are completely wasted in poorly written roles that are underdeveloped and fairly weak overall.
The Retirement Plan is better off as a streaming film rather than one to see in theaters; it has some decent performances and a few entertaining moments but there isn’t much else that makes it memorable.