The Bank Job

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    60
    An engrossing if underwhelming period thriller.
  2. A slow-paced and often confusingly plotted crime drama that never lives up to the delicious potential of its premise.
  3. The workmanlike title The Bank Job is a nice fit for this wham-bam caper flick.
  4. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    The Bank Job secures the viewer’s attention pretty quickly and does not relinquish that hold for a second.
  5. 58
    Donaldson also misses the chance to score some easy laughs from his petty criminals, who are infinitely more audacious than they are competent.
  6. 50
    The movie doesn't hang together as a thriller, and the characters don't hang together as interesting people.
  7. 50
    What The Bank Job ends up stealing is all your precious time.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. LeeT.
    Oct 1, 2008
    2
    What has happened to the mind of Stephanie Zacharek? This erstwhile movie reviewer for Salon.com is almost never wrong. But she loved this What has happened to the mind of Stephanie Zacharek? This erstwhile movie reviewer for Salon.com is almost never wrong. But she loved this movie and this movie sucks in so many ways. The problem with "The Bank Job" is that it's simply a hokie movie - hokie directing, hokie acting, and hokie soundtrack. The director is so dump he must have thought that really awful '70s-style direction and soundtrack would somehow invoke the '70s, but all it invokes is what was truly awful about the '70s. And now this movie adds to the list of things about the '70s and make people want to cringe. Full Review »
  2. TerryG.
    Jul 14, 2008
    10
    Statham does more thought provoking movies than anyone out there. And if you think you can keep up with him physically, well he'll just Statham does more thought provoking movies than anyone out there. And if you think you can keep up with him physically, well he'll just kick your ASS there, too. Full Review »
  3. RJ
    Mar 16, 2008
    5
    Not very exciting. not too intriguing either. Even if it was based on a true story, this film sucked.