Daylight Robbery

2008

Daylight Robbery

Critics Consensus

This poorly executed brit crime caper wants to be a Guy Ritchie film, but ends up more like an extended Eastenders episode.

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Using the chaos of the World Cup competition as their cover, a crew of crackerjack bank robbers scheme to steal millions of pounds in used bank notes from a London bank before the cold hard cash is incinerated as scheduled. After checking in early for a flight to Germany in order to establish their alibi, the thieves quickly sneak out to the airport parking lot, pile into a van, and stealthily drive towards their target. Their plan to smash the van into the building and grab the cash before catching their flight goes suddenly awry, however, when a member of the gang is badly injured in the crash. With the clock counting down before their flight takes to the sky, the group is soon forced to alter their plan as police attempt to negotiate with the crew through the crumpled van. The negotiations are quickly staled when the robbers refuse to negotiate, leaving the police with no other choice than to hatch a plan to storm the bank. When the police do finally gain entry into the bank, the sight they find leaves even the most sharp-minded law enforcer hopelessly speechless.

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Critic Reviews for Daylight Robbery

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (7)

  • This small-budget heist movie, though hardly very original, is at least made with complete professionalism.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
  • Daylight Robbery has the away day, the-sun-shines-outside-of-Walford feel of an Enders special. All told, a bit of a Regi Blinker.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • It makes Guy Ritchie look like Godard.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Daylight Robbery...the exact expression that you're likely to utter if you pay for a ticket to see this utter garbage.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 1/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
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  • While nicely acted and never less than watchable, Daylight Robbery is ultimately disappointing thanks to unsympathetic characters, some dodgy direction and a stifling lack of tension.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Tonally it stumbles between laddish laughs and straight thrills, with the result that Leonti doesn't quite get away with it.

    August 29, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Daylight Robbery

  • May 15, 2010
    This movie is about a group of British football fans who plan a big bank robbery. They want to rob a bank and use the World Cup as their coverup. They unexpectedly end up taking hostages and must finish the heist before their plane leaves in just a few hours. This movie was good entertainment and the acting was good as well. I like watching British movies every once in a while and this movie wasn't bad.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2009
    it feels like watching a blend of bank robbers movies but it has it's own things but still it feels that way even if it was based on actual or true events.but the storyline and dialogue was very well written and yes we have to admit that but still the movie just bleeds like the guy!! Follows a group of English football fans who use the World Cup as a cover for a big bank robbery. With an ensemble of British actors, and a script that will leave any self respecting movie buff wanting more, debut feature film Director/Screenwriter (Paris Leonti) delivers a thrilling new take on the Heist genre. Alex (Geoff Bell, The Business) masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky (Vas Blackwood, Lock Stock) Matty (Leo Gregory, Stoned) Terry (Johnny Harris, London to Brighton) Chubby (Paul Nicholls, The Trench) Norman (Justin Salinger, Hitler) and Jay (Robert Boulter, The Long Firm) make up his unlikely gang of robbers. Setting up their alibi, the gang check in for a flight and join in with thousands of England supporters that are part of a mass exodus to The World Cup Tournament in Germany. Instead of passing through to Departure Lounge, the gang head out to the car park, pile into a van and head for Central London where they spectacularly ram raid London Exchange Bank, blocking any exit for those caught up inside. But with an unexpected turn of events, their plan is hampered from the start and they are left with a whole lot more than just a bank robbery to deal with. They have twenty hostages inside and the Police have laid siege to The Bank. There are two and a half hours before their plane leaves, and seventy million pounds in hard cash to steal. A daunting task, even for the most seasoned Blagger!
    Sergio E Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2008
    This small-budget heist movie, though hardly very original, is at least made with complete professionalism.
    Roy G Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2008
    Belter of a heist movie, well paced, quality writing and a great twist...made all the better by the fact that its a true story....
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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