Bandit

critic Reviews

, 76% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • It struggles to consistently capture its fact-based story's stranger-than-fiction charm, but Bandit mostly works -- and Josh Duhamel has never been better.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The problem with telling a true story like this is that the ending is written in stone and there’s nothing the screenplay can do about it. The term “anticlimax” comes to mind.
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    Dominic BaezSeattle Times
    Too few moments stand out because the film’s plot is just too disjointed.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Elizabeth WeitzmanTheWrap
    That he captivates so many of his victims is only understandable because he’s played with so much elan by Duhamel. (It may occur to you while watching that the star would have made a great, old-school Bond.)
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    Peter MartinScreenAnarchy
    The movie's tone is entirely pleasant and agreeable. ... A very relaxed and often hilarious look at life as a bank robber.
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    Daniel M. KimmelNorth Shore Movies
    Duhamel is perfect as Galvan, pouring on the charm and smooth talk as needed, whether it’s talking his way into a homeless shelter after hours or convincing the crime boss to take a chance on him. It’s the sort of role the actor seems born to play.
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    Brittany WitherspoonScreen Rant
    Director Allan Ungar’s Bandit entertains because of genre alone, but the ambiguous messaging leaves much to be desired.


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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    Famed bank robbers are a genre onto themselves, but Allan Ungar’s latest is a breezy good time with enough clever turns, an engaged supporting cast and a charming, easygoing performance by Josh Duhamel.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Martin CarrWe Got This Covered
    Bandit is anchored by a charismatic performance from Josh Duhamel as Gilbert Galvan Junior. With solid support from Mel Gibson as a partner in crime, Bandit only suffers from an excess amount of plot and indulgent running time.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    Toronto director Allan Ungar keeps the pace fast and light; despite a two-hour running time, the film never lags.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    Duhamel is charming, pulling off face-paced robberies in the winning heist film "Bandit."
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