There's nothing special about the characters or the story. The heist itself isn't very interesting. The two main guys aren't very sympathetic. The resolution is flat and unsuspenseful. Better than "Masterminds", worse than "Finding Steve McQueen".
A loving and grounded, albeit sometimes whimsical, look into the making of the author, selecting traumatic and otherwise defining moments in J.R.R. Tolkien's life surrounding friendship, love, learning, and personal growth and how they would one day lead to the writing of his Middle-Earth works.