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The Bank Job

  R

Roger Donaldson

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Plot Summary

In September 1971, thieves tunneled into the vault of a bank in London’s Baker Street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewelry worth millions and millions of pounds. None of it was recovered. Nobody was ever arrested. The robbery made headlines for a few days and then suddenly disappeared - the result of a UK Government 'D' Notice, gagging the press. This film reveals what was hidden in those boxes, involving murder, corruption and a sex scandal with links to the Royal Family - a story in which the thieves were the most innocent people involved.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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79%
  • Reviews Counted: 142
  • Fresh: 112
  • Rotten: 30
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The workmanlike title The Bank Job is a nice fit for this wham-bam caper flick. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Well-paced, smartly told and unpretentious, this solid British heist thriller also has moments of invention and imagination – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Longtime screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have woven a masterful narrative full of odd twists and dark humor from which Australian director Roger Donaldson and a prime cast mine plum characters and a tight plot to satisfying effect. – Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It's something new for heist pictures: a movie that can't even rip off its predecessor with any panache. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Not your typical Jason Statham movie

Do not be fooled. This is not your typical Jason Statham movie. It is an intelligent movie about quasi-real events. The acting is great and the direction is well paced and finely executed. This movie is from the same director who brought us the amazing No Way Out. Mr. Stathm delievers a fine performance and minimizes the action. A great movie to enjoy.

Very sophisticated thriller.

Well-constructed, well-written, well-acted, and highly entertaining. So far, one of my favorite movies of the year.

Pretty Good

The movie was entertaining, and while it's not anything that I'd push an Oscar towards, it kept my attention until the end. It is certainly not for children or early teens, as there is gratuitous nudity and sexual themes, and some violent scenes. The plot isn't shocking - as it's an artistic telling of an old story, however, the acting, set design and directing is well done. The characters are believable, and though you won't see Jason Statham doing an action-packed driving scene through the streets of London, it's a good job.

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