Although on the surface, Weslake (Donald Sutherland), Boardwalk (Larry Riley), Turtle (Wallace Shawn), Dillard (Sean Penn), and Ramon (Trinidad Silva), are five completely different people, with five completely different problems to contend with, underneath it all, they all have the said-same thing in common.
Hey! Don't get the wrong idea! I'm not talking about the sex-kitten traffic-warden, Maxine (Christine Baranski), silly. She's for Weslakes hands only. What I'm talking about instead, folks, is that they're all unemployed, they're all penny-less, and they all want to rob exactly the same place.
Yeah. That's right. It's that dusty old pawn-shop they all hang around in belonging to that surly skin-flint named Garvey (Jack Warden). Just the other day he had to go out of town to visit his sick old Mum, leaving it relatively unsecured, thanks to Dillard's makeshift security system.
Ha! Now can you see where this is all headed, folks? All Weslake and the guys have to do next, is figure out a way of breaking in, without getting caught. Simple as that. Right?
No. Wrong. Then again, that's most probably why what next transpires gets kicked to the curb when a plan is set in motion. As romance is in the air - a group of thieves show some flair - a burglary is suddenly cut short - and at the end of the day friendship is something that isn't very easily bought.
In many ways I'd say that 'Crackers' is a film very much of its time. Well, not only is it rather funny and somewhat charming as a whole, but it's also one of those movies I'd always sit down and watch, if it ever pops up on the television.
Overall I'd say that 'Crackers' is a pretty decent film to sit down and watch. All of the characters were well defined. The story was both multifaceted and flim-flammy in execution. Plus on a personal note, I liked it; and that enough for yours truly.
THE RATING: B+