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The Bank Job

The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.

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Mar 08, 2008 - Chicago Tribune
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Mar 17, 2008 - nodrog on The Bank Job
Razor Sharp English Crime Drama

Pitch perfect casting, twisty little surprises, and abrupt turns, mark this film as something special. Shot with tight editiing and clean, balanced acting, the movie captures 70's underworld London with continual suspense and menace. There are dark comic moments but this is not Snatch but instead a leaner cousin from The Sexy Beast part of the family. Highly recommended.

Mar 11, 2008 - AnDroo.Napoli on The Bank Job
Another Transporter...

"One trick Pony" Jason Stateman playes "The Transporter Guy" in yet another movie. Sure it was action packed and had some levels of intrigue; Just blandly executed. It's been a while since I have seen a "good" movie and I am starting to lose hope. This movie was a rehash of the same formula "Based on a true Story". I really don't know how much of the story is fact, but the only believable part was the interaction between one of the underworld porn kings and Terry (Stateman).

When someone has property of yours that could get you killed, you dont' kill that person's friend. Plain and simple. I dont' care how "Hard-Core" you are or think you are, it's just dumb. When the Porn king kills Terry's buddy, Terry responds very convincingly, when threatened that his other friend held hostage would be offed: "Go ahead and kill him, I am going to walk down to scotland yard wiht your little book of Police pay-offs."

And yeah, on that note, Terry was in control the entire time and statigically in the higher ground the entire time. Mainly due to his aparent moral flexibility. This isn't a guy that would do anything for his buddies. Which is the good part of the movie. The main group isn't stupid, in contrast to the villians. Sure they're amateures, but they aren't fools. Which leads to a minor level of believability. As stated previously, Terry would be in the "Go ahead and kill my buddy frame" because it's realistic. There's no winning for the villian in that situation and the buddy's probably going to die anyways. Cut your losses and go with what you got. None of the BS American "Leave No Man Behind" crap...

The movie was interesting, but barely. I am sure people will receive it well given the chance. I just went in with a preconceived idea of what I was expecting that wasn't in line with my interests, and got exactly what I expected. Had I been in the mood for another Transporter, I think I would have been more amused.

Mar 11, 2008 - Cprettyleaf on The Bank Job
Not Just Another 'Italian Job'

I think many people might think this movie is just another reincarnation of movies like the 'Italian Job' but they would be wrong! This movie had much more substance than many of the movies in the same genre e.g. 'Italian Job,''Oceans 12,' and 'Oceans 13'which with all there glamor have basically the same story.

'Bank Job' is based on a true story but I don't know how accurate to the original incident the movie is but even so its an interesting story with many twists and turns that keep the movie interesting and suspenseful. What I really appreciated is that they stuck to one time line instead of jumping all around like many other movies in the genre tend to do.

All around I think this is the best movie from the cops and robbers genre that I have seen in a really long time. I would defiantly see it again.

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