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  • Summary: A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine, a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets aA car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine, a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe-deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets--secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself. This is the true story of a heist gone wrong in all the right ways.
    (Lionsgate)
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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. 75
    A surprisingly tight, clever, twisty heist tale.
  3. 75
    A heist movie in the classic tradition - it details every aspect of the caper, from its genesis to its aftermath. The fact that there's political intrigue and espionage swirling around the edges only makes it more fascinating.
  4. 70
    The film dawdles at times. but for the most part Donaldson keeps just the right amount of tension present in each scene.
  5. Statham's totally believable. He might yet become Bruce Willis.
  6. Semi-decent, somewhat okay, not-half-bad.
  7. 50
    What The Bank Job ends up stealing is all your precious time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. 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. Expand
  2. SamL.
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    Exciting, funny, and non stop action. The fact that it is based on true story makes it all the more intriguing. The acting was top notch.
  3. TheDude
    Mar 30, 2008
    9
    I really enjoyed this flick a lot. It has a little bit of everything: a little action, a lot of intrigue and suspense, a little nudity, a I really enjoyed this flick a lot. It has a little bit of everything: a little action, a lot of intrigue and suspense, a little nudity, a touch of comedy, and a nifty little story based on actual events. Somehow it all came together really well. I definitely recommend it. Expand
  4. JohnG.
    Apr 5, 2008
    8
    Takes time to develop, but in the end all the plot twists and turns keep you engrossed.
  5. Apr 21, 2012
    7
    I was very surprised by The Bank Job. I went in expecting a brainless action flick but was rewarded with a suspenseful and well-paced crimeI was very surprised by The Bank Job. I went in expecting a brainless action flick but was rewarded with a suspenseful and well-paced crime drama. It feels very much like the old British crime films of the past, not just in period dressing but in it's acting and directing, too. Very nostalgic and entertaining. Expand
  6. JayH.
    Jul 10, 2008
    7
    Well constructed thriller, great cast, well written. It always held my interest and has enough twists to keep the viewer engrossed. Well Well constructed thriller, great cast, well written. It always held my interest and has enough twists to keep the viewer engrossed. Well photographed and suspenseful. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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