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The Bank Job

The Bank Job
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Roger Donaldson
  • Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Richard Lintern, Stephen Campbell Moore, James Faulkner, Daniel Mays
  • Website: www.bankjobmovie.co.uk

Roger 'Cocktail' Donaldson's low-key thriller uses the purportedly true story of a 70s heist, with Stratham as used-car dealer Terry, whose clean getaway is impeded by Jamaican drug-lords, seedy pornographer Lew Vogel (David Suchet) and British establishment lackey Miles Urquhart (Peter Bowles). The tension mounts but with slack scripting and a descent into cliché, the film ultimately plays out as a frustratingly lightweight game of cops and robbers.

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The Bank Job

28 Feb 20082 stars

HEIST/TRUE CRIME (15) 111min You’ve probably not heard of 1971’s Baker Street bank robbery, and with good reason; a government D-notice was used to black out all media coverage. The cover-up was to protect the identity of a member of the royal family…

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