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. -- ComingSoon.net