As a result, “The Vault” is a paint-by-numbers escapade about a group of hardworking amateur bank robbers who, led by blue collar salvage specialist Walter (Liam Cunningham), are on the hunt for a chest of 17th century gold coins. (Walter found the bounty from the bottom of a Spanish shipwreck, but the Spanish authorities quickly confiscated his loot.) The story is mostly predictable: Walter and his fellow crew members plot over blueprints and computer screens, improvise and double-cross each other as needed, and are frequently pursued by Gustavo (Jose Coronado), an irritable ex-military security officer. You’ve most likely seen films like “The Vault” before.
However, familiarity with films such as “The Vault” is presumably why you’re watching it in the first place. Most of the characters are characterized not just by their duties on Walter’s team, but also by the tics and peculiarities that have come to characterize their parts in a range of previous heist films, some of which are better than others. If you’re unsure whether or not you’ll enjoy this film, consider the dramatis personae, beginning with “the mastermind,” as one character refers to him: Thom (Freddie Highmore) is a brilliant engineering student who is in high demand. Thom is an idealist who enjoys a challenge, like most super-smart scientist types. Walter, who has already gathered a motley gang of heisters, gives him one. IMDB