The Bank Job

Wow. I’m way behind on movie reviews again, even though I’m not watching anything.

The Bank Job is a fun little heist movie starring Jason Statham as Terry, a mostly reformed criminal who is recruited by his old flame Martine (Saffron Burrows). The target is a London bank’s safe deposit boxes, which contain both valuables and evidence of some dirty laundry that the powers that be would rather stay secret. Martine fails to mention the latter to Terry.

There’s nothing important or amazing going on here, but like I said, it is definitely fun. Note that being a European film, the “dirty laundry” is shown more explicitly than one would expect of an American film, and there is also some occasionally disturbing violence, so the R rating is definitely deserved.

I’ll give it 3 stars out of 4 stars.

Seen 3/30/2008.


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