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The Bank Job (2008)

Director:
Roger Donaldson
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
USA
GENRE
Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Bank Job
RUNNING TIME
111 minutes
Producer:
Chuck Roven
Steve Chasman
Screenwriter:
Dick Clement
Ian La Frenais


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Terry Leather Jason Statham
Martine Love Saffron Burrows
Tim Everett Richard Lintern
Kevin Swain Stephen Campbell Moore
Guy Arthur Singer James Faulkner
Dave Shilling Daniel Mays
Bambas Alki David
Eddie Burton Michael Jibson
Ingrid Burton Georgia Taylor
Wendy Leather Keeley Hawes
Det. Sgt. Roy Given Gerard Horan
Det. Con. Nick Barton Craig Fairbrass
Lew Vogel David Suchet

 

Review

The Bank Job is a good-old caper film both in narrative and execution, made by filmmakers who were trying to recapture not only the aura and atmosphere of the 1970s London, but also to a large degree the production values and tone of classical narrative films of the said period. And the result is a tight, entertaining and to a large degree stimulating film with enough strings to pull and a decent knowledge of how and when to pull them. The direction by seasoned filmmaker Roger Donaldson is dependable, and the large cast of characters work well to drive the narrative forward as if the film was a high-scale BBC production. Despite an alleged royal scandal, some clever twists and an insipid love triangle, The Bank Job will probably not stay with you for very long, but it delivers on what it promises while it's there.

 

Copyright 13.05.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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