The Bank Job 2008

The Bank Job

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Well cast and crisply directed, The Bank Job is a thoroughly entertaining British heist thriller.

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Self-reformed petty criminal Terry Leather (Jason Statham) has become a financially struggling car dealer and settled into a pedestrian London life with his wife and kids, but takes the plunge into big crime when his ex-girlfriend, Martine (Saffron Burrows), turns up with an offer to pull off a lucrative bank heist. After Terry assembles his crew of misfits and begins the operation, he finds that there are other agendas at play, and powerful players who have designs on the vault's contents.

Cast & Crew

Saffron Burrows
Martine Love
Richard Lintern
Tim Everett
Daniel Mays
Dave Shilling
Peter Bowles
Miles Urquart
Keeley Hawes
Wendy Leather
Colin Salmon
Hakim Jamal
Dick Clement
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Ian La Frenais
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George McIndoe
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Ryan Kavanaugh
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David Alper
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Alan Glazer
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Alex Gartner
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Critic Reviews for The Bank Job

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (117) | Rotten (30)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mark Holcomb

    Time Out
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5
  • It's something new for heist pictures: a movie that can't even rip off its predecessor with any panache.

    March 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Bank Job is nothing more than an efficient time-killer with the added bonus of being based on a real misadventure. But, unlike its benighted cast of characters, it gets the job done without a hitch.

    March 7, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • A tight, classic-feeling film about losers banding together for one big score, then scrambling furiously as they realize they're in over their heads. It's fast, nifty, sharp and sweet.

    March 7, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Thanks to the twin pens of screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, what a jam-packed and misanthropic fiction this is.

    March 7, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Bank Job

  • Mar 27, 2017
    not bad, just very unimpressive
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2013
    The Bank Job is a British crime drama that's based on the true story of the infamous Baker Street Robbery. A team of criminals are manipulated by MI5 to rob a bank's safety deposit boxes in order to have them unwittingly retrieve illicit photos of a British Royal, but when it's discovered what they've stolen the team becomes the target of several powerful politicians and gangsters. Starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows, the film has an interesting cast that handles the material fairly well. However, the writing is rather poor and doesn't really develop the characters or add that much tension to the plot. In a lot of ways The Bank Job is a typical heist film, but it still kind of works as an entertaining piece of historical fiction.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2013
    Brilliant crime film, Very well done all the cast were great especially Jason Statham, Very good story easily Stathams best film without a gun in his hand if not the only, A must watch.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2013
    There is a reason why Jason Statham has emerged as such a popular action star. He not only is good with punches and weapons but also has a vulnerability to his acting style that makes him compelling in a way that a Stallone can't pull off. This is wonderfully put together by the cast.
    John B Super Reviewer

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