Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. One of the pleasures of The Bank Job is that it returns us to the days when robbing a bank was a gritty, hole-in-the-wall affair.
  2. 91
    The gritty heist picture The Bank Job has everything adult action fans could want, starting with a grand, fact-inspired gimmick.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. LeeT.
    Oct 1, 2008
    What has happened to the mind of Stephanie Zacharek? This erstwhile movie reviewer for 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
    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
    Not very exciting. not too intriguing either. Even if it was based on a true story, this film sucked.