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  • Summary: When the suave, irresistible Joe (Willis), and his hypochondriac partner Terry (Thornton) escape from prison, they cut a swath from Oregon through California, robbing banks in order to finance their scheme for a new and somewhat legitimate life south of the border. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. 88
    Levinson's quirky caper is rich with laughs.
  2. Almost every scene has something to chuckle over.
  3. For sheer escapist fun, the proudly ridiculous Bandits fills the bill.
  4. 63
    Bandits isn't much more than a pleasant dawdle, one made extra-likable by Thornton and Blanchett, whose ace performances keep the film zipping along even at its most predictable.
  5. 50
    So determined to be clever and whimsical that it neglects to be anything else.
  6. What we're getting in this movie isn't necessarily better; it's just more.
  7. 20
    This self-consciously kooky road movie about an unusual trio of bank robbers aims for Hal Ashby misanthropy, but hasn't a single emotionally grounded or plausible moment to justify its purely cinematic eccentricities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mike
    Mar 26, 2006
    7
    Very intresting movie, but the last 30 mins gets too boring. Overall I recommend it.

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