I've only watched 38% of these... maybe putting this list together…
Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Barry Levinson has a habit of making clever, really interesting films and with a cast this good I expected a lot better.
Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton are the bank robbing escaped convicts that become a media sensation with their unusual bank robbing technique. Arriving the night before at the bank managers home and then spending the night with their family they then casually arrive at the bank early the following morning and rob it. Ruthlessly efficient they intimidate without violence and with Thornton's character amiably likable they earn a grudging respect from both the media and law enforcement. Things however become complicated when a disillusioned housewife comes into the mix in the shape of Cate Blanchett creating mayhem…
Bruce Willis has the scariest looking wig I've ever seen.
Just on in the background. I want Cate's beautiful red hair.
I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘Blue Jasmin’ the past couple weeks and just how good Cate Blanchett is in that role. It made me want to watch some of her lighter roles. I went to watch ‘Pushing Tin’ but accidentally grabbed another Blanchett/Thornton combo, 2001’s ‘Bandits’. Saw this in the theater, kind of liked it, found it in some bargain bin for $2, bought it and forgot about it for 10 years. It’s loosely based on a true story about a pair of crooks who would sleepover at the homes of bank managers and then smoothly rob their hostage’s banks the next morning. The film is played mostly for laughs but the out-of-sequence narration kind of adds some tension.…
Haven't seen this since about its release, and I'd forgotten just how far off the lighter enjoyable caper/crime-things it was--unlike so much of the others I've been doing to change up the animation pace of April lately.
Bandits are really just a silly journey into the bored mind of the trippy Cate Blanchett-character, and it really isn't nearly as interesting as it should and/or could. Bruce and Billy Bob is a combo that could have been equally interesting, but their characters aren't well enough developed and it all just runs out in the sand.
I haven't gotten around to check out the TV-series Mad Men yet, so I really don't have all that much knowledge of January Jones. Still noticed…
Bit of a TV classic by now, always liked it.
A Review Haiku
A great opening.
Bruce and Billy Bob had fun!
Cut twenty minutes.
Boring and not the least bit funny, Bandits thinks it's SO clever and cool. Bruce Willis smirks. Billy Bob Thornton wears a Kongol hat. Cate Blanchett is manic. And director Barry Levinson just points the camera and lets the scenes run on and on, because he's filming GOLD BABY. To me the characters were obnoxious, the plot tedious and unbelievable.
This came out the same year as Ocean's Eleven. Go watch that again instead.
Una de esas películas que no me explico por qué ni siquiera sabía de su existencia. Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett en una sola película y nosotros sin suéter. Me gustan los triángulos amorosos entre delincuentes torpes, así que Bandits lo tiene todo.
Bandits is a mixed bag, the characters are all very funny, but the romance that develops in the second half is kind of exhausting to sit through. It's a movie with a lot of charm, but probably would have benefited with a shorter running time.
If nothing else, this film is worth it for its incredible soundtrack. There's an entire scene that's driven by Total Eclipse of the Heart, for crying out loud!
Surprisingly, not that great a movie. Meanders towards a conclusion that I didn't really care too much about.
This could have been a lot better.
This is the list of all the movies I have seen in my lifetime. I have been keeping this list…