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Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Unruly girls around the world are liable to find these Bandits stealing their hearts.
  2. If you enjoy visuals with substance as well as flash, look no further than this exuberant movie.
  3. 80
    Equal parts big-house B-feature, hammer-down road movie, post-feminist consciousness-raiser and rock & roll pipe dream.
  4. Its winning cast, spirited music and mordant view of establishment figures, from the police to cocaine-sniffing record industry executives, make Bandits a stylish, buoyant entertainment.
  5. Reviewed by: Ted Gideonse
    80
    (Katja von Garnier's) talent makes this original film exciting and moving, a raucous ride.
  6. Has a lot going for it -- but too much going against it to be a clear-cut winner.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The rogue feminism of "Thelma and Louise," mix in some of "Rock 'N' Roll High School" punk-rock energy.
  8. An emotion-charged tale that's also an edgy commentary on women's destinies and how they're still so largely affected by men.
  9. 50
    Basically a feature-length rock video from Germany with appealing performers, decently written characters, a killer score, and an interesting premise.
  10. Reviewed by: Stefan Ulstein
    50
    For film buffs who want to see what's hot in Germany, Bandits is probably worth the price of a ticket. Those looking for action, drama, or rock 'n' roll may find the mix less than satisfying.
  11. 50
    The final image, a minimalist evocation--perhaps a compromise for an unmarketable ending--puts an intriguing spin on everything that's come before it.
  12. 30
    A confusingly edited music-video hodgepodge.
  13. Reviewed by: Andrew Curry
    25
    A confused mess of music video montages drowns out the rest of the action, depicting the foursome in a variety of sexy romps that clash with the plot.
  14. This self-conscious movie by Katja von Garnier is shot like a music video, stocked with quick cuts, lip-synching and fantasy performances.
  15. One can only hope that the parties responsible for Bandits are brought to justice and someone can stop them before they film again.
  16. 11
    Dim and eye-rollingly foolish -- Call it Dumb, Dumber, Dumber Still, and Dumbest.

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