The Bank Job

The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.


The Bank Job
Based on a true event many years ago, when a gang of thieves broke into a branch of Lloyds Bank and stole the contents of some safe deposit boxes. What they didn't know was that they were being used by MI5 to obtain pictures being used to blackmail a member of the Royal Family. However, even the best laid plans can go wrong, and after the heist, not only did MI5 pick up unexpected problems, but the robbers had to contend with some other heavies after them as well. Many important people had sensitive items in those safe boxes, and wanted them back, whatever it took.

112 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Crime, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Georgia Taylor, Richard Lintern
Director
Roger Donaldson
ScreenplayDick Clement, Ian la Frenais
MusicJ. Peter Robinson
CinematographyMichael Coulter
EditingJohn Gilbert
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributorUIP
Made in2008
Produced byArclight Films, Mosaic Media Group, Omnilab, Relativity Media, Skyline (Baker St)

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, thriller
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityStrong
SexStrong
ViolenceStrongish
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsTense realistic crime drama.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Sonette Lombaard
10
Cape Times
Michael Phillips
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
18
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Paul Adrendt quote iconAnother lump of flotsam from the ebbing tide of dodgy British gangster flicks.
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe Bank Job remains an unusually lively showcase of Brits behaving badly.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe Bank Job is smart, well-paced, exciting entertainment for adults - something that is more of a rarity than it should be.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconDull title for a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconCertainly not for the kids, the film is a decent, adult-oriented throwback to heist films of old, where viewers get caught up in the proceedings, watching the thieves ending up in over their heads and trying to squirm or manipulate their way out of that.
12
Metacritic.com
32 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
129 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWell cast and crisply directed, The Bank Job is a thoroughly entertaining British heist thriller.
16

What the People say

Internet
18776 Netizens
15

Average .. 66%

13

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