The Bank Job details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Craig Fairbrass|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted, Jason Statham on DVD, Top 400 All-Time Rentals, Watch Now: Daniel Craig|
The Bank Job
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Jun 2008|
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Another Great British Film..By PaulaWestwood (397 reviews) from Ashton-Under-Lyne , 07 Mar 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Theres something about these British robber films, like this and The Great Train Robbers etc' that just have an atmosphere - something less violent than our U.S. counterparts, but menacing nevertheless. And this one is no exception, as it captures the period superbly. The whole thing is fantastic as a film in its own right, but the fact that it is a 'let the cat out of the bag' based on real events film makes it all the more interesting and worthy of a watch. Put that with the fact that Jason Statham has had parts like these in a bag for some time now, and again does not let us down, this is well worthy of a watch.
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The Bank Job - not for the money!By Scorpio69 (2 reviews) , 25 Oct 2011Pretty good movie based on true event in the 1970's, you hear the title the bank job you think stealing monies and valubles that's not the case. It started off with Martine (Saffron Burrows) who have a criminal offence, to avoid jail she work as a contact for Everett (MI6) and find a way to break into the bank.
Martine met up with a friend Terry (Jason Statham) and his lads offer them the job, thinking going for the stash unaware the real reason was to retrieve the photos of the V.I.P in fetish act was taken secretly to avoid leak out to the public.
Apart from the photos, there are corrupt coppers who take bribes from some kingpin name Vogel, buy his way out of trouble until his diary was stolen contain names he payoff was handed it to the anti-corruption squad. Vogel was finally arrested along with the bent coppers, Terry and his guys gets a new start.
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Good HeistBy Delibells (8 reviews) from Uckfield , 16 Oct 2011This wasn't the best Statham film I have watched, having loved the Transporter collection, but we enjoyed this film, based on a true story. Some good action, good plot, like the way the gang got together, and excellent foiling of the police!
Really quite goodBy JayLow (122 reviews) , 16 Oct 2011This is a really pretty damned decent heist film.
Based on an intrigueing true story (with a tad of artistic license) the film really captures the sense of time and place and manages for feel like an early '70s caper movie. It keeps up a nice pace and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep you, if not entirely on the edge of your seat, then sat fairly upright throughout.
Statham ain't bad, with a strong supporting cast. Oh and it avoids the now annoying Hollywood heist cliche of revealing how the clever crooks did it at the end. What you see is what you get. Very British!
Enjoyable depiction of an actual robberyBy S13_Mills (8 reviews) , 09 Oct 2011This was an enjoyable departure from standard Statham fare, where we see the lead actor speaking a little more, and even dealing with family issues as he goes about his Robin Hood-like criminal activities.
Sets, props and costumes were very well done, selling the early 70s atmosphere effortlessly and providing eye-candy for classic car fans with some excellent British sports cars on display.
The links between the characters are tied up nicely by the end of the film, and I felt like justice was done, in one way or another, which is nice considering this is based on a true story.
Action scenes are not over the top, but are well done.
My only complaint would be that some knowledge of the political figures involved is necessary to fully appreciate the movie - I found myself reading the wikipedia entries for a few of the characters during and after the movie. Perhaps with a little more backstory this would not have been necessary. That said though, the movie is already fairly long, and padding it out further might be a mistake.
The bank jobBy Scamper (51 reviews) from Harlow , 05 Oct 2011Based on a true story, it's gritty, British but entertaining also. Jason Statham playes his part well. Very authentic too.