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A young man fascinated with the workings of the world of banking forms an alliance with an unscrupulous corporate predator in this drama. Jim Doyle (David Wenham) developed an interest in finance while he was a young boy growing up in a small Australian town, and as an adult he and his partners have developed BTSE (Bank Training Simulation Experiment), a sophisticated computer program that can anticipate the ups and downs of the world's money markets. Jim's program attracts the interest of Simon O'Riley (Anthony LaPaglia), the head of a major Aussie financial services corporation,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A hokey but highly entertaining tale of corporate greed that should be especially satisfying if you're pissed off at big business."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"As it is, the film takes too long to become truly compelling. It could have benefited from a shot of good old Hollywood pizazz."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"An excellent thriller with two bravura performances"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The film looks better than it sounds because of script oddities that don't work."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"A movie that you want to get into, whether you can believe it or not."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"It looks to be something less than the sum of its quite interesting parts."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Skillfully combines the seemingly disparate worlds of Frank Capra and Oliver Stone."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Connolly has coaxed terrific performances from all his players."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"LaPaglia firmly anchors a slick, cynical thriller that relies too much on twists, computer screens and zap graphics."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"The film is not without its flaws, but it sports a terrific production design that integrates magically into the story -- as well as another top-notch performance by Anthony LaPaglia."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Never amounts to more than a glossy comic book."
‑ Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly
"The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Junk science, plot holes and an ending you can see coming from a long way away spoil the potential and leave the film sitting firmly in 'weekly rental' territory."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"The Bank may be more approachable than Pi, but it's not more highly recommended"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"A slick and accomplished little movie about human greed, corporate corruption and, ultimately, revenge served cold."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
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