Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Bank Job

Because of the way this was marketed and the fact it stars Jason Statham I was expecting something like a cross between OCEAN'S ELEVEN and THE TRANSPORTER. What I ended up with was more like THE EASTENDERS meets THE SANDBAGGERS and what a bloody great surprise. Roger Donaldson knows how to direct, doesn't matter if it's COCKTAIL or SPECIES the guy delivers the goods but with THE BANK JOB he outdoes himself. Statham shows some diversity in his chops though we are treated to a taste of what made him famous towards the end. I simply can't say enough about how effective Saffron Burrow is and David Suchet, who has played some great bad guys in his day, gives up a truly unlovable baddie here. What makes THE BANK JOB so special is the scripting. Doesn't matter if it is in fact true or not, it is well constructed and makes for one hell of an enjoyable view. Look very closely for Mick Jagger in a special role.


Blogger mister anchovy said...

Tuffy and I really enjoyed this one, but we missed Mick.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mick is the old man in charge of the safety deposit boxes

3:24 PM  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

This was an excellent movie. LOVED it!

10:27 PM  

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