Reel Movie Reviews: The Bank Job

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Reel Movie Reviews: The Bank Job
Jason Statham's latest action adventure is known as The Bank Job. It's a bit more layered than your typical heist caper... but does that make it a good movie?

Let's ask a few movie critics...

- The tone is strangely erratic, aiming for the breezy high-jinks of Ealing comedy in the first half, then collapsing into dead-eyed sadism, then back to cheeky cockney chappies for a reasonably rousing climax. -- BBC

- Longtime screenwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have woven a masterful narrative full of odd twists and dark humor from which Australian director Roger Donaldson and a prime cast mine plum characters and a tight plot to satisfying effect. -- Los Angeles Times

- The workmanlike title The Bank Job is a nice fit for this wham-bam caper flick. -- New York Times

- Owes more to Eastenders than The Italian Job with its mostly implausible piece of fiction disguising itself as a true crime story. --

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The Bank Job Quotes

Martine Love: I know you, Terry. And I know your mates. You've always been looking for the big score. The one that makes sense of everything. I have it for you.
Terry Leather: What?
Martine Love: A bank.
Terry Leather: A bank, as in rob? How would you know about a bank?
Martine Love: I've been seeing this guy, runs his own business - security systems. Next month they're installing new alarms in a bank in Marylebone. Seems like the trains have been setting off the tremble alarms in the vault, and so they've had to turn them off. So for a week or so, they won't have any.
Terry Leather: Now why would he tell you all this?
Martine Love: We were having a laugh about it. Imagine if half the villains in London knew about this, he said. And I thought, I know half the villains in London. I grew up with some of them.

Terry Leather: So, you're getting married tomorrow Ingrid?
Ingrid Burton: I hope so.
Terry Leather: Go on, get off home, go make yourself more beautiful than you already are... if that's possible.