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(1993)

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10/10
BRILLIANT but. . .flawed
Wicked1-224 August 1999
Bank Robber is a rare gem of a film that mixes dark comedy with extreme social significance. The cast is an excellent eclectic mix of the serious and surreal, a bit like the film really. It has some really funny moments and some very sexy ones. The erotic stuff only lasts a few minutes but stays with you for a long time. Lisa Bonet has never been better. Patrick Dempsey, unfortunately, phones it in. It needed a Sean Penn or a Tim Roth to really make it work. Direction is good, cinematogrophy excellent and it is conceptionally intriguing, with most of the action taking place in the one room. Rent it, or if your lucky see it on the big screen late night. It's a cult film.
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10/10
good film
negreadd28 July 2006
It was a nice , funny and interesting film, for those how have an eagle eye for beauty of life and a some humor too. Billy, the great bank robber is in fact the poor bank robber. He actually wants only to have a good and lovely life with his girl friend....It was one of the best films I have ever seen, it is a transposition of the reality in a nice story...I would like to see it again...

There are many humorous things in the world: among them the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages." -- Mark Twain, Following the Equator People always HAVE eaten people; people always WILL eat people. You can't change human nature!" -- Flanders and Swann, The Reluctant Cannibal, At The Drop Of A Hat
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3/10
badly made
SnoopyStyle9 September 2016
William Elliot aka Billy the Kid (Patrick Dempsey) is a romantic and decides to do one last bank robbery solo for girlfriend Selina (Olivia d'Abo). Security camera captures his picture and he's identified right away. The bank claims his take at $178k, but most of which the bankers are stealing themselves. Billy tries to hide in his Heartbreak Hotel room but his neighbors realize his identity. Everybody starts overcharging him for everything from pizza to drugs despite not ordering any of it. Priscilla (Lisa Bonet) is a friendly hooker. Officers Gross (Judge Reinhold) and Battle (Forest Whitaker) get high. TV reporter Marisa Benoit (Mariska Hargitay) shows up at Billy's door with her crew.

I think writer/director Nick Mead wanted this to be a funny satire of a crime noir. None of it is funny. It also has no tension as a thriller. It looks cheap and badly made. The amazing thing is the number of solid actors in this movie. The writing is simply bad and the filming is amateurish. It's a rambling mess that adds up to nothing.
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4/10
Not an honest day, here.
smatysia12 February 2002
This movie is hurt. Bad. You probably can't really blame any of the actors, although they were all bad. Most of them have done fantastic work elsewhere, so you've got to figure they were just giving the director what he wanted. The deal is that the filmmakers were shooting for camp. This is fairly dangerous, because when you miss, you are left with a boring disaster. That's what happened here. Even the sex scenes were bad and boring. (Although, I did see the R-rated version, not the original.) Don't waste your time. Grade: F
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