Full Movie Reviews
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/08/2018
Finally once more a good movie .. one I’ve enjoyed. An entertaining cops-and-robbers movie. The fact that it’s based on true facts makes it even more interesting. I had no idea the UK had such a corrupt police force in the 1970s and that there had been a sex scandal in the royal family with a cover-up operation as a result. If this film wasn’t based on real facts, then it would be a totally implausible film with such coincidences.
First of all, you’ll enjoy the acting of Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. The rest of the cast is a colorful company ensuring that the whole film radiates that typical atmosphere of the 70s. Statham for once not in an action-filled film. At times it looked like an old James Bond movie. The story is well put together and entertaining till the …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/02/2012
Terry Leather (Jason Statham) was invited to rob a bank by Martine Love (Saffron Burrows). He puts a team together composing of a pornographic actor Dave Shilling (Daniel Mays), Eddie Burton (Michael Jibson), a mechanic named Bambas (Alki David), and con-man "Major" Guy Singer (James Faulkner). A British Royal member's scandalous photographs, Michael X (Peter de Jersey) and Lew Vogel (David Suchet) who keeps records of his police payoffs are involved. I felt the beginning ran a bit too long instead of going straight to the plot's points and the number of characters tend to be confusing. Soundtrack and acting were good and themes of loyalty, friendship and corruption were well presented. The Bank Job is a wonderful real life crime flick where the criminals were rewarded handsomely.
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/22/2012
A London model is arrested for drugs trafficking by MI5 and blackmailed into arranging the robbery of a Bank vault to reclaim some embarrassing photographs used by a corrupt black activist to obtain immunity. I wish Jason Statham would stop trying to be the cockney Van-Damme because this is what he is really good at. One criticism you could instantly level at this film is that the plot is so far-fetched, but bizarrely it's actually a true story. At the beginning it appears to be a decent if slightly run-of-the-mill heist movie as the usual collection of lovable East End villains plan and execute their scam but it's actually after the event that this film gets really interesting. The tone darkens and as it gets more hard-boiled and grim, the better it gets. The direction can seem a little …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 09/23/2008
This is one of the best heist films to come out of recent years. Instead of being another polished caper movie like “The Italian Job” (which I liked a lot), this is more gritty and more realistic, which makes it that much more interesting. There were a lot of scenes where I found myself either nearly falling off the couch or biting my nails because the characters are always placed in some form of danger. I’m surprised by the pace of this picture: the actual bank robbery was already done fifty minutes into it; the real drama comes after the crime–which is a bold and quite brilliant strategy of storytelling. Each of the character that robbed the bank was featured in some way before the job so the audience got to know them at least a little bit so we care what would happen to them …
Tino - wrote on 05/16/2008
The Bank Job was kind of like a darker and English version of The Italian Job. This had some excellent film-making with the tone of the movie completely held throughout its length. It's cheeky, "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch". It has all of the ins and outs of a simple, yet complicated heist movie. But, this is based on a true story. And the heist actually takes place about halfway into the film. So, the rest of the film, is about the aftermath and consequences as they try to keep their loot. It's a fast-paced film that isn't obsessed with action, rather then the high tensions that the characters gather as they commit this crazy crime. Excellent acting to fit great direction makes this a winner.
Jason Statham plays Terry, a family man, with a slightly troubled past, …
BryanFury - wrote on 04/23/2008
Not your average type of heist movie yet it appeals very much to a first time viewer. There are things I like about Bank Job and there are also things I don't like. I like the fact that it happen during the 70's and the whole disco theme is pleasing to the eyes and ears. I like also Jason Statham being his usual self, which is always the same character on all his movies. The story is also one to look forward to but then as the last few minute's starts to roll it kind of dwindles down to predictability. The pacing is also commendable and you just can't take your eyes off every scene because there are too much going on. Now about the things I did not like, first is the as I've said predictability.
(SPOILER ALERT) The whole beat down the bad guys in the end is very much seen in all …
GeminiSixty6 - wrote on 03/16/2008
I first became a Jason Statham fan after I watched Crank, and rolled in the floor for hours and hours. However, this movie was just as equaling entertaining, just not along the same lines as Crank. After a disappointing March beginning with 10,000 B.C., I really needed something to pick me up, and thank God Roger Donaldson came along holding the plans for a bank job.
I had forgotten how good heist movies made me fill. The whole time during the tunneling scenes and vault scenes I felt like I was a rebellious teenager again up to absolutely no good what-so-ever. Now the opening scene had me a little worried. I walked into this not knowing a thing about the film. All I knew was that it had Jason Statham in it, and for that reason alone I knew I wanted to see it. I dragged a couple …