The Bank Job
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A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But, when Martine, a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But, Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets--secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's something new for heist pictures: a movie that can't even rip off its predecessor with any panache."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Thanks to the twin pens of screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, what a jam-packed and misanthropic fiction this is."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"The Bank Job is an often suspenseful and sleek crime movie which shows how a group of working class slumps exposed the scandalous nature of the rich, as both spooks and crims bay for their blood."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"The Bank Job is not just another slick caper film. It's robust, messy, cluttered, and a cut well above the average crime job."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"It isn't bad, but it can't find a rhythm between being based on a true, ugly story and trying to be a fun bank heist film."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"The Bank Job is nothing more than an efficient time-killer with the added bonus of being based on a real misadventure. But, unlike its benighted cast of characters, it gets the job done without a hitch."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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
"As some characters brazenly assert colonial imperatives, race and class commentary abound and "The Bank Job" eventually takes a vividly violent turn. But its subtext of history's long con doesn't keep the film from hitting great-heist high points."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Es como una película de Guy Ritchie pero sin toda esa parafernalia y sobre estetización que son su marca de fábrica."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"Despite the name of the movie, this is not the typical mindless action b-movie that Jason Statham specializes in. It is much more an exploration of British corruption, sexual and otherwise, at the highest levels of 1960s British society. Not a great movie"
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A tight, classic-feeling film about losers banding together for one big score, then scrambling furiously as they realize they're in over their heads. It's fast, nifty, sharp and sweet."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"With its cockneys and coppers and the caper that comes a cropper, the movie is fully engaging on several levels."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"The Bank Job happily stole my attention"
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"harientizomeno me amfisbitisimo goysto kai prospoiiti aythadeia me ta anomaliarika goysta tis agglikis afrokremas tis epohis, adynatei na dosei megethos sto terastion diastaseon politiko skandalo poy aggizei (oysiastika megethoys Watergate gia tin basilik"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Jason Statham sports enough stubble to scrape the metal off a gun. Not that he'd want to do so in this slight, silly heist movie, which turns out to be plenty of fun."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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