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The Bank Job

Featuring: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows & Stephen Campbell Moore

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Good film.

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Based on a true story, this film is well executed. Full of action and a great storyline. It has some comedy aspect thrown in too!

  Nice Job!

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The Bank Job is based on an infamous heist on a Vault during the seventies in London. The heist became more complicated as a number of the items stored in the Vault could not be reported to the authorities!!
I must admit I didnt expect too much from this film but I really did enjoy it. The story just got better and better and became very intense! The period details were good. The script and acting could maybe have been better, as a result it falls short of a classic but its still very good.

  The Bank Job

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i bought this this on blu-ray, soon as i got watching this film i was hooked i just could not stop watching it, if you like a bit of 70s period film and jason statham you like this film, and not too heavy going, well worth the money

  Brill

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I saw an advert for this film and thought i'd give it a go, we watched it with my grandma who is a film buff and she loved it, it's fantastic, didnt think for a second that she would even stay awake but was pleasantly surprised. The acting is so good, I would highly recommend this film.

  GREAT

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I bought this as I thought the husband would like it and he did! and so do I, good story, and great seeing all those old cars and fashions of the 70s.

  Jason Statham - always a hit

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I saw this and saw that Jason Statham was in it and got it purely because of him. All of his films have been quite good and thrilling. This was no exception. The Bank Job is based on a true story back in the 70's and is filmed brilliantly. I cannot explain it, you have to watch it yourself. It is utterly brilliant! Go watch it, I recommend it!

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  BRILLIANT BANK HEIST

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Based on the Baker Street heist many years ago this movie shows why British movies are some of the best at what they do. Jason Statham is brilliant in the lead as he and his group break into the vault of a bank looking for loot and prized photographs that MI6 desire. Usually im not a fan of mobster themed movies but this is a good one especially if you are a fan of Jason Statham. Enjoy

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  I WASNT BANKING ON THIS BEING THAT GOOD...

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I had to watch this film twice before I fully appreciated it. You see the film is quite dull in places - the robbery for example is just some people digging, entering a bank safe and then stealing some safe deposit boxes, nothing more nothing less! The action is also very thin and some of the actors and actresses are not all that good, yet put that aside and look at what you have got and the film comes across very well indeed and at the end of the day what we have here is yet another cult British gangster film.

For what The Bank Job lacks in action, great set pieces and acting it more than makes up for in plot and direction. The seventies image is captured brilliantly with the outfits, the buildings, cars etc and although there are no large set-pieces for shoot outs, car chases etc, the image is very well put across. The plot is also very well thought out. Loosely based on the events of September 1971 when a gang of amateur robbers bought a shop down the road from the Baker Street Lloyd's Bank so that they could tunnel under and gain access to the safe. As this infamous robbery forms the basis to the plot, the writers then add an air of mystery to the proceedings to explain why they think the real robbery was downplayed and very quickly removed from the tabloids and mass media.

As mentioned though; despite its great story, image and direction The Bank Job does fall flat in some areas. For example; at times it comes across as quite an amusing piece of film work, but then suddenly the jokes disappear and it becomes all serious before becoming slightly quirky again! It also lacks a lot of action that may make or break a person's decision to watch a heist movie, but Jason Statham (Transporter, The Italian Job remake) does have moments where his petty garage owning thug Terry Leather does get to deliver some old school British action through several fight scenes. The cast also spans many different talents, including the likes of Colin Salmon (Tomorrow Never Dies), Georgia Taylor (Coronation Street), Craig Fairbrass (EastEnders, Prime Suspect), David Suchet (Poirot) and Keeley Hawes (Spooks, Ashes To Ashes) - who gives a much better performance her in her role as Terry's (Statham) wife than she does as DI Drake in Ashes To Ashes - amongst others. Overall; this simple but very effective story of what happened or might have happened one weekend in 1971 is very well put together and features a vast array of talents, although not all of them are good! This film is certainly worth watching for anyone who enjoys gritty British gangster films; it may however take you time to appreciate its quality as it did with me.

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  Hitting a brick wall !

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Without Statham in his front role then this film would be a lot poorer, the surrounding cast are weak in their roles and the script seems only partially done, at the end I did'nt really care what had happened to the characters enough, only some good Statham action and a couple of funny parts save it from Jail.

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