The Bank Job Synopsis
In 1971 a car dealer (Jason Statham) and his gang of thieves tunnel into a London bank vault.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Feels both absolutely of the 1970s and absolutely fresh.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Slick, ice-cold and enjoyable, The Bank Job is a bit of all right.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Jason Statham, possibly the greatest B-movie leading man of this era, stars in a complicated and clever imagining of what might have...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Imagine a blend of "Snatch," "Ocean's 11" and "The Italian Job." Then juxtapose the staples of the caper genre with real events involving...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Dull title for a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises I have no intention of spoiling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A brisk, entertaining crime thriller.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Bank Job engages us fully with a tale that's well-fashioned more than anything else, a fascinating study of morality at several levels...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A slow-paced and often confusingly plotted crime drama that never lives up to the delicious potential of its premise.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie doesn't hang together as a thriller, and the characters don't hang together as interesting people.
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Suspenseful sleeper

By becmckee
The fact that this movie was based upon an actual bank robbery drew me to see the film. But I'm recommending it for its clever style and quick pace. There is an element of the haves vs. the...

It's a Job figuring out all the plot details.

By suemarie
The movie was O.K. Jason Statham is a real star, sexy with that likeability factor no matter what kind of character he plays. The bank robbery is a minor part of the movie. The real plot of the movie...

Well thought-out action

By ChasEdits
A political activist/common criminal achieves immunity through blackmail. But the British government learns where he keeps the photographs. Using back channels, they con a group of thieves to rob...

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By KEEPING IT REEL 2 REEL
My first review. As someone who sees 24 or more movies a year I want to first say that I think Critics are out of touch with moviegoers. Yes, they give their opinion but what the overwhelming don't...

One of better movie of the year.

By heechy77
I thought the movie, The Bank Job, was very good. There were lots of twists and turns that made this story very interesting. I would say that this is equivalent to Ocean's 11 when it first came out...

THE BANK JOB

By richarddirenzo
I'M A BIG FAN ON MOVIES BASED ON REAL EVENTS. THIS SITUATION IN LONDON BACK IN THE '70 REALLY DIDN'T GET THE PRESS COVERAGE THAT IT MUST HAVE RECEIVED IN LONDON AT THAT TIME. THE EXPRESSION "YOU CAN...

A Good Little Movie

By Sorokahdeen
Conceived and executed in near do***entary fashion, The Bank Job easily outshines a great deal of the action adventure-fare that has been on offer over the last twelve months; inviting...

And Now From the BBC......

By amamoviecritic
This movie has substance, although it is grit and grime and smudged with blood. There was excitement, drama, quirky, unexpected plot shifts, and layers of tension, intrigue and uncertainty about an...

The Bank Job - Interesting but Violent

By msgator
Very, very British. Kind of has the texture of The Full Monty -- a bit choppy. The reviews bill the film as a dramady, but I found little comedy. Some aspects of the plot (I can't go into details...

The Bank Job

By justin2crunk
The bank job was a great movie!! Not the usual Jason Statham action movie, so dont go with the expectations of watching him flipping or tossing people all over the place. The movie depicts a bank...

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Rated R | For sexual content, nudity, violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Caper movie mixes clichés, brutal violence.
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