'ATM' (2012) review: is it worth a visit to the bank?

Synopsis: On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

It's been a while since Josh Peck has been in a flick(unless you count Ice Age), though in ATM he didn't exactly have the most prominent role, it was more of a supporting role in which he played a bit of an annoyance.

It stars Alice Eve(She's Out Of Your League, MIB III), Brian Geraghty(Hurt Locker), and of course Josh Peck(Drake and Josh).

The concept of ATM isn't exactly a new one(see 'Phonebooth'), it's just a familiar idea, twisted up a little.

Though ATM isn't the most intelligent of films, it certainly makes the audience think, even if it is a little.

As you can guess, the film primarily takes place in an ATM booth(yup, they have entire booths for ATMs in Canada), but partway through the trio's ordeal you begin to wonder why they're being such pussies- then it hits you: ATM is actually quite realistic. More realistic than some of the Horror flicks today.

Think about it, you're stuck in an ATM booth, and you see a killer outside blocking your path. You want to get out, but you're not sure what(or if) he's carrying.

What do you do? Out of fear you choose to remain protected in a small booth with your friends. Sure, there are other scenarios we could bring up, but, for the sake of this review, let's leave it there.

There are several chances the trio have to escape, but for some stupid reason they were forced to idiocy through the writing. No big deal.

The ending was a bit of a head-scratcher. Though it was obvious the antagonist wanted to inflict mayhem, it wasn't clear what his ultimate goal was, and this was the most annoying part of the flick.

So, what, this guy was just doing what he was doing for the sake of it? On top of that, we don't even get to see who this dude is? What a waste.

After all three were put through so much turmoil, it was literally for nothing. This guy didn't even get anything from it, only pleasure, it seemed. Maybe there was more, like, beyond what we saw. Whatevs.

Plot: 5/10

Dialogue: 4.5/10

Visuals: 5/10

Performances: 5.5/10

Overall: 5/10


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