How to Rob a Bank
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Nick Stahl, Erika Christensen, and Gavin Rossdale star in a high-stakes caper film in which the only thing for certain is that nothing is as it seems. Fed up with the manner in which super-sized corporations continually stack the deck against the common man, Jason "Jinx" Taylor (Stahl) reaches his wit's end after attempting to withdraw his last 20 dollars from the bank and getting refused due to the fact that the transaction fee will overdraw him. Locked in a tightly sealed bank vault with pretty Jessica (Christensen), Jinx struggles to find a way out as armed robber Simon… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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"Andrew Jenkins' amateurish, half-hearted romantic comedy-cum-heist film twists itself into unconvincing knots to pull off a guilt-free bank robbery."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Bereft of anything resembling subtlety or common sense, this cretinous caper flick does offer a lesson on how to rob folks of $10.50. The bank aspect is merely incidental."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Builds enough on solid ideas and interesting characters to make up for its clumsier attempts at suspense."
‑ David Cornelius,
"How to Rob a Bank? How Not to Make a Movie."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"An excellent actor too often stuck in unworthy roles, Nick Stahl deserves much better than Andrew Jenkins' derivative, self-conscious heist flick."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"It seems especially depressing when so-called independent filmmakers have nothing on their minds except aping the style of Hollywood's hip caper movies."
‑ Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"In spite of the caveats, it makes for a good time with Christensen providing lovely eye candy, but as for Jenkins and his hipper than thou dialogue, and gritty direction? I'm not impressed..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"Jenkins' overly clever and stylish but ultimately shoddy and boring debut is mostly an awful waste of time."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"An 81-minute movie that runs out of ideas well before the halfway point."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"So objectively awful it ceases even to be a reflection of writer-director Andrews Jenkins's non-talent, How to Rob a Bank calls into question the distribution filtration process that should protect delicate consumer eyes from things like this."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"For a hip commercial and music-video director, Andrews Jenkins is oddly behind the curve and out of step in his feature directorial debut."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"How to Rob a Bank operates under the delusion it's a scabrous genre autopsy, when really it's one Nina Simone song short of being a Victoria's Secret commercial."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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