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August 29, 2015
oh boy u guessed it another caper/heist pic
December 21, 2013
Fun comic heist film from a Donald E. Westlake novel (the sequel to "The Hot Rock") involving George C. Scott (with very silly eyebrows and playing the same character Robert Redford played in "The Hot Rock") breaking out of prison and hatching a scheme to steal an entire bank building. It's a comedy that won't blow you away, but it's entertaining enough if you're in the moody for a caper comedy. Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Booke, Bob Balaban and Frank McRae also appear in the film.
Super Reviewer
½ June 12, 2012
In "Bank Shot," Al G. Carp(Sorrell Booke) visits his friend Walter Ballentine(George C. Scott) in prison with a plan for a bank robbery. In return, Ballentine is so impressed with the plan that he pulls off a daring escape the following day with a little help from Eleonora(Joanna Cassidy). Once in Los Angeles, they are joined by Carp's nephew Victor(Bob Balaban, incredibly young), formerly of the FBI, where Ballentine decides that the best way to rob the bank is to steal the entire building.

"Bank Shot" is an often amusing piece of nonsense, that succeeds best when it does not try so hard, crossing the line from the silly to the absurd. I suppose most people would make George C. Scott the straight man here with such a motley circus of characters but Ballentine is as much a nut, no matter how seriously he takes his job; so it works, along with a few masterful shot compositions. In any case, the movie made me laugh and that's the important thing, right?
November 29, 2011
If, for reasons defying logic and all that is holy, you've been wondering why there haven't been more attempts at mixing a Herbie movie with a heist movie, I believe here's your answer.
Super Reviewer
January 1, 2011
A hilarious bank robbing movie, it's sort of slapstick too. This movie is really fun, I recommend it.
½ April 13, 2010
I enjoyed this movie regardless of some of the negative things said about it.Scott definetely holds it up it wouldnt be nearly as good without him.
½ July 15, 2009
One that got away? em no. Even with a strong cast and touch of What's Up Doc., the humour doesn't flow and it is hard to identify why it doesnt work, perhaps slack editing and poor direction, even though Scott gives another good comedy performance.
½ March 17, 2009
A 1970s heist movie where the plan is not to get away with the money but the whole bank. George C. Scott does great dead pan comedy as the straight man. Unfortunately, other than the concept and Scott, it is a pretty average film.
December 4, 2008
Well, it was entertaining, noting great mind you, but well enough done to be watchable. Good cast, nicely edited.
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