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The Bank

The Bank (2002)



Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 36
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 14

This thriller puts an intriguing premise to good use.


Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 6

This thriller puts an intriguing premise to good use.



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A young man fascinated with the workings of the world of banking forms an alliance with an unscrupulous corporate predator in this drama. Jim Doyle (David Wenham) developed an interest in finance while he was a young boy growing up in a small Australian town, and as an adult he and his partners have developed BTSE (Bank Training Simulation Experiment), a sophisticated computer program that can anticipate the ups and downs of the world's money markets. Jim's program attracts the interest of Simon


Drama, Horror, Art House & International

Robert Connolly

Jun 24, 2003

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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (14) | DVD (6)

A hokey but highly entertaining tale of corporate greed that should be especially satisfying if you're pissed off at big business.

March 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It looks to be something less than the sum of its quite interesting parts.

January 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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Never amounts to more than a glossy comic book.

January 3, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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As it is, the film takes too long to become truly compelling. It could have benefited from a shot of good old Hollywood pizazz.

January 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Skillfully combines the seemingly disparate worlds of Frank Capra and Oliver Stone.

December 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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The Bank, despite its faulty finale, is a fun and thrilling ride.

November 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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An excellent thriller with two bravura performances

September 5, 2008

Connolly has coaxed terrific performances from all his players.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Junk science, plot holes and an ending you can see coming from a long way away spoil the potential and leave the film sitting firmly in 'weekly rental' territory.

April 3, 2004 Full Review Source:

The film looks better than it sounds because of script oddities that don't work.

March 8, 2003 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

LaPaglia firmly anchors a slick, cynical thriller that relies too much on twists, computer screens and zap graphics.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Bank may be more approachable than Pi, but it's not more highly recommended

February 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

A movie that you want to get into, whether you can believe it or not.

January 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

The film is not without its flaws, but it sports a terrific production design that integrates magically into the story -- as well as another top-notch performance by Anthony LaPaglia.

January 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A slick and accomplished little movie about human greed, corporate corruption and, ultimately, revenge served cold.

January 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

An implausible, manipulative but moderately enjoyable crowd-pleaser.

January 3, 2003 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

This non-stop anti-bank and anti-capitalist diatribe is fun even if most of the twists are telegraphed from a mile away.

December 11, 2002 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Neither a stimulating satire nor a serious exposure of the operations of the finance industry.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Chaos theory, fractal geometry, and computer programs named Betsy may not sound like the makings of a good thriller, but once this gets rolling, it builds the suspense right up until the big finale.

December 6, 2002 Full Review Source:

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