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Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows. The truth of London's infamous Baker Street bank robbery in September of 1971 is intricately revealed for the very first time in this gritty crime thriller. After a government gag order was issued to protect a member of the royal family, the robbery slipped into historical oblivion. No one was ever arrested, no valuables ever recovered and this tingling re-creation finally tells why! 2 Discs. 2008/color/110 min/R.
A cheerful, energetic, and completely entertaining movie, The Bank Job follows some small-time hoods who think they've lucked into a big-time opportunity when they learn a bank's security system will be temporarily suspended--little suspecting that they're being manipulated by government agents for their own ends. The result is that the movie doubles its pleasures: While the robbery itself has the usual suspense of a heist film, when the robbery is over the hoods find themselves being hunted by the police, the government, and brutal criminal kingpins who were storing dangerous information in a safety deposit box. The Bank Job won't win any awards, but it's enormously fun. Director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) propels the action along with vigor, editing zippily with perfect clarity among multiple storylines and various colorful characters. Jason Statham (Snatch, The Transporter), as the leader of the bank robbers, successfully steps away from his usual bone-crunching roles to a more human presence. The rest of the cast--including Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), Keeley Hawes (Tipping the Velvet), David Suchet (Poirot), and many faces familiar from British film and television--give their characters the right degree of personality and flavor without getting fussy or detracting from the headlong rush of the story. A little sex, a lot of action, a sly sense of humor, and a twisty plot; if more movies had these basic pleasures, the world would be a happier place. --Bret Fetzer
Stills from Bank Job (click for larger image)
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Terrific film. the Historical aspects made it even more interesting. Top notch cast.Published 1 month ago by kenneth d pierce
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2009, I just opened the disc and am not a happy camper.
Feb 25, 2014 by Jennifer Usnik Rich | See all 3 posts
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Nope, it's not Region Free only Region A (which does include more then just us here in the states ^_^)
Sep 26, 2008 by Kami Amaya | See all 2 posts
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CIRCUIT CITY HAS IT AVAILABLE FOR $14.99. WHY IS AMAZON SO HIGH?
Jul 13, 2008 by CICERO | See all 3 posts
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I love it. I get the Blu-Ray copy for my TV and the portable copy for my iPod. Works out great, and it doesn't seem to be an extra charge. The Blu-Rays that have had them seem to cost as much as (or less than) editions without them. I've purchased Rambo, Jumper, and The Bank Job and all are... Read More
Jul 16, 2008 by Conway Stern | See all 4 posts
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