Channel 5: Sunday 9 August, 9pm
LA cop Matt Dillon is determined to nail a high-profile heist outfit run by Idris Elba. These guys think they’re so smooth – would-be Reservoir Dogs dressed up in Armani togs – but only Dillon and Elba (and the scuzzy Russians) look like they belong in a crime movie. The rest are Brat Pack posers and, for all the pretty-boy faces on show, virtually personality-free. Any comparisons to Michael Mann’s Heat would be like equating Young Guns with The Wild Bunch. Like Dillon’s Armored, it doesn’t amount to much more than a slickly handled B-picture. And the use of sentimental music in the climactic shoot-out is a gross error of judgment. Greedy thieves are taking each other out, and we’re supposed to feel pity? Funny, but there’s no sad music when the cops are being shot at.