(2008)

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91
One of the pleasures of The Bank Job is that it returns us to the days when robbing a bank was a gritty, hole-in-the-wall affair.
75
Dull title for a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises I have no intention of spoiling.
75
Imagine a blend of "Snatch," "Ocean's 11" and "The Italian Job." Then juxtapose the staples of the caper genre with real events involving national security and high-level corruption, and the result is The Bank Job.
75
A brisk, entertaining crime thriller.
75
Feels both absolutely of the 1970s and absolutely fresh.
75
Chicago Tribune
Slick, ice-cold and enjoyable, The Bank Job is a bit of all right.
75
Jason Statham, possibly the greatest B-movie leading man of this era, stars in a complicated and clever imagining of what might have happened in the mysterious 1971 London bank heist dubbed the "Walkie-Talkie Robbery" - in other words, it was unbelievably high-tech.
75
A surprisingly tight, clever, twisty heist tale.
75
A heist movie in the classic tradition - it details every aspect of the caper, from its genesis to its aftermath. The fact that there's political intrigue and espionage swirling around the edges only makes it more fascinating.
70
The Bank Job engages us fully with a tale that's well-fashioned more than anything else, a fascinating study of morality at several levels of English society, and of honor, or the lack of it, among implausibly likable thieves.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
A slow-paced and often confusingly plotted crime drama that never lives up to the delicious potential of its premise.

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