Few things captivate us more than a good story of heists, betrayals, and impossible getaways. “Lupin” or “Money Heist” showcase the empirical evidence that a series can tackle the genre and be a success.
Luckily, for all the heist art enthusiasts, Disney+ has just released a series centered around one last impossible job, a task that will enable them to retire forever.
Consisting of eight episodes, critics are praising it highly. If you’re not familiar with what “Criminales” (Culprits in English) is about, keep reading, as this might pique your interest.
What is the new series “Culprits ” on Disney+ about?
If you’re wondering why “Criminales” isn’t a movie but an eight-episode series, it’s because it’s based on an anthology, “Culprits: The Heist Was Only The Beginning,” a collection of stories about criminals after the heist.
“Culprits” reluctantly brings together a group of heist specialists who have moved on with their lives and the loot. Years after a major heist in London went awry, a masked killer tracks them down.
It’s essentially like “Ocean’s 12,” where Terry Benedict locates the eleven team members and demands they return his money. However, this lasts for eight hours instead of two, which has its pros and cons: you can delve deeper into each character, play a longer and more realistic game, but the heist genre typically benefits from brevity to maintain excitement.
At the helm of the series is the protagonist David Marking, a family man and restaurant owner leading a quiet life in the state of Washington with his partner Jules and some very attractive kids.
However, David’s past as a robber threatens to unravel his suburban happiness and his new identity under the name Joe Petrus. Before the killer arrives in the United States, David must locate his former teammates in the United Kingdom and figure out who has them in the crosshairs.
One last job, it can’t go wrong
If “Culprits” seems like a derivative of previous heist movies and television shows, at least the series respectfully adheres to the formula, making a series of changes, especially by starting after the heist and altering the timeline.
Essentially, the heist is the classic “one last job,” the ultimate loot that will allow this group of misfits to retire. Of course, the plan will derail. And that’s where the justification for the eight episodes lies.
Now available on Disney+ to watch from your comfortable sofa, in the living room of your home.