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Finding Steve McQueen review: Travis Fimmel stands out in an otherwise stilted biopic | Films | Entertainment


Finding Steve McQueen brings a lot to the table very early on. The titular character, Steve McQueen, is also known by a variety of other names. McQueen is the alias of John Baker or Harry Barber – who is deftly played by Travis Fimmel in this classic-feeling heist movie – and is part of a plan to rob President Nixon of his stash of secret cash. Although the film is billed and pitched as a heist movie, it doesn’t exactly include much heisting.

The film’s opening is a subtle yet intriguing introduction into the weird psyche of Harry, and the “heist” movie that is forthcoming.

After a swift appearance of Harry’s beau Molly Murphy (Rachael Taylor) and the narrative dives into Ocean’s Eleven style cinema, cutting between timelines, and…



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