7/28/2008

Movie Review: The Bank Job (2008)



It's 1971 and you're a little band of English thugs looking for a simple heist. But what started out as a simple bank robbery turns out to be a Pandora's Box of intrigue and sex scandals that involves people in the highest of places.



What I just mentioned is the premise of The Bank Job, the latest starrer from one of my fave action stars as of late, Jason Statham. The movie is pretty well thought of and the plotting of the events from one point to another has a very good build-up. It's hard to believe that the events the film recounts are based on real life events that happened in London almost forty years ago.



As far as the movie-watching experience is concerned, I had to adjust my hearing to the English accents of the characters in the movie. Also, don't try to watch the movie late in the evening and tired (which I did) because things will get muddled at some point in the first hour of the movie. One more thing, The Bank Job clocks in a long 110 minutes.



But having all said that, The Bank Job is a smart caper movie that gets very, very interesting once the heist is set in motion. It doesn't have the glitz of the Ocean series, but it gets the (bank) job done.





Rating: 4/5





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