Jason Statham stars as Parker, a professional thief with a strong ethical sense. If he says he’s going to do something, he does it without fail. And he doesn’t believe in harming innocents while on a job. When we first meet him at a crowded county fair, he’s disguised as a gray haired, bespectacled priest. He’s such a nice guy, he even stops to win a stuffed animal for a little girl. But he’s really up to no good, participating in a million-dollar robbery as part of a five-man crew.
There’s not much more to the plot. John J. McLaughlin’s screenplay keeps things pretty direct, with Parker disguising himself as Daniel Parmett, a Texas billionaire looking for real estate, as he searches for Melander’s crew. That’s where things go a little off kilter. Jennifer Lopez plays struggling real estate agent Leslie Rogers. After spending a little time showing Parker some premium properties, she’s not buying the good ol’ boy routine (to be fair, I can’t imagine anyone would—Statham doesn’t exactly sell the accent). She’s resourceful enough to do a little background checking and soon realizes she’s dealing with a crook. Partnering with Parker just might be her ticket out of the real estate business.