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The Bank Job (2008)

The Bank Job

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Crime

Release Date

March 07, 2008

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Lions Gate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Roger Donaldson

Producer

Steve Chasman, Charles Roven

Screenwriter

Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

Starring

Story


Inspired by the infamous 1971 robbery that took place at the Lloyds Bank in Marylebone London, Lionsgate's "The Bank Job" stars Jason Statham ("Transporter," "Snatch," "Crank," "The Italian Job") and Saffron Burrows ("Klimt," "Enigma"). The highly-charged heist thriller tautly interweaves high-level corruption, murder and sexual scandal in 1970s England.

A car dealer with a dodgy past and new family, Terry (Statham) has always avoided major-league scams. But when Martine (Burrows), a beautiful model from his old neighborhood, offers him a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street, Terry recognizes the opportunity of a lifetime. Martine targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal that spans London's criminal underworld, the highest echelons of the British government, and the Royal Family itself...the true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..quite an enjoyable experience..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..oddly uninvoling - culminating in a real disappointment..”
by Chris Hewitt [Empire Magazine]