“Lift,” a forgettable action film directed by F. Gary Gray, follows the well-worn path of heist movie clichés. Starring Kevin Hart as Cyrus, the leader of a high-tech criminal team, the film lacks character depth, leaving audiences emotionally detached from their success. Daniel Kunka’s screenplay fails to deliver compelling dialogue, and the special effects feel disconnected from reality, resembling a video game experience. The convoluted plot involving Interpol, a terrorist group, and Jean Reno contributes to the film’s overall hollowness. Despite attempts at variety with aerial shots of European destinations, “Lift” falls into the generic action trap, relying on zippy editing tricks and repetitive airplane fistfights. While it may offer mindless entertainment during a flight, the film lacks the substance to stand out in the crowded action genre. Visit afdah for more!