Bandits (2001)

Director Barry Levinson follows up the low-budget An Everlasting Piece (2000) with another comedy, this one of the homegrown variety from former Twin Peaks (1990) TV series writer Harley Peyton. Bruce Willis stars as suave bank robber Joe,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 12, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The story may not warrant its lengthy running time, but the cast of Bandits makes it an enjoyable ride.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thornton and Willis save the day with their performances.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What started as cute becomes cloying and bloated.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Tries hard to be a quirky comedy -- God, does it try.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

I like movies that don't settle into a groove, especially if the groove is already well worn. But the different kinds of movies that make up Bandits are pretty worn, too.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The movie has a one-take feel about it, containing vast stretches where nothing much happens. The cinematography looks amateurish, often badly composed and poorly lit.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Adults will get this movie, but kids won't.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's just about impossible not to fall for the ingratiating trio, especially Thornton's Terry.

David Edelstein

Levinson must think he's on safe ground morally by keeping Bandits bloodless, as if the absence of carnage somehow makes kidnapping and armed robbery wholesome.

Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Terrible. A substitute for sleep medication that's so self-indulgent and plodding, it drove four people out of my screening midway through.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Of course, Bandits is not one of the best film ever, but presents a nice script, a good cast and a very good performance by Thornton. Bandits, also, most have… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Two's Company, Three's A Crime."</i> Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.… More
Chris Weber
Bandits is the story of two criminals who one day impulsively escape from prison and decided to embark on a series of bank robberies to fund their plan of… More
xGary Xx
Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton stage a jailbreak and go on a bank robbing spree. This comedy-thriller from Barry Levinson is from the "armed robbers… More
Clintus Maximus
Bandits is an action comedy/crime thriller/romance movie starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett in their funniest roles ever. The film… More
danny d
really good robbery flick, clever ending