Week six is time for the crime category. Due to its potential similarity with the thriller genre I'm going to…
The Bank Job
The true story of a heist gone wrong... in all the right ways.
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
The fact that this film was based on actual events is pretty hard to believe. Like everything today you have to wonder how much dramatic licence was given to make the story more commercially viable,how much is true, and how much is just bullshit.
A bank robbery back in 1971 is the cover for a government conspiracy and the recovery of some very embarrassing photographs of a member of the Royal Family. Princess Margaret would be a good guess as the Royal in question for her bohemian attitude and penchant for the West Indies and a little drinkie. Mixing in a few scandals of the day and some characters loosely based around the fringes of the times, it works fairly…
Cor blimey, it's Fairbrass v Statham!
Of course, these days it's no contest. But back in the days when Craig Fairbrass was gracing films like Cliffhanger and, erm....Beyond Bedlam, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels wasn't quite a glint in Guy Ritchie's eye yet and Fairbrass would have gone over by a technical knockout. But how times have changed.
Indeed, it's easy to forget now that he is one of the most reliable action film stars around that Jason Statham is more than capable of leading a slightly less action-led film as well, and he proves that ably with The Bank Job. He's still in pretty safe territory here as it is…
Wahey! A British film based on 100% TRUFAX!!
So Jason Statham vs Poirot in a battle over some photos of the Queen having sex with Malcolm X?
As I understand it...
Good fun though...loads of Cock-er-nee accents, a geeza with a 12 inch "mutton dagger" and some posh blokes getting whipped.
Not going to believe Statham having sex with some odd faced woman when his wife was Keeley Hawes though.
(Film 18 of Toby's Attempt At The December Project)
T-Rex's 'Get It On' plays over the opening credits and Jason Statham calls someone a wanker within the first five minutes. Did I mention his character's called Terry Leather? And that it's set in the 70s? Yeah, you can probably guess what kind of film this is going to be.
Sheer, bloody fun, that's what kind of film it is. If you just want to see nearly every seventies British gangster movie plot rolled into one with some decent one-liners added in as well, you could do a whole lot worse.
Based on the true story of one of the biggest robberies in Britain--the 1971 Baker Street bank robbery--but if I gave you the rundown of the plot you'd probably believe I gave you the basic rundown of a Guy Ritchie movie. Add the 70's flavor, including a wannabe British Malcolm X-thug, bent coppers, politicians in sex scandals, a wildly shagging Royal Princess caught in photos used for blackmail, a porn-king, and then of course our own motley crew of half-amateur robbers--lead by Ritchie-regular Jason Statham--brought together for THE big score by a chick they know from their early years... and I haven't even mentioned the 70s tits, the lovely slang, the MI-5 interest and whatnot.
It's got a more serious…
This was an entertaining heist thriller. Jason Statham gave a great performance. The story was very interesting as it was based on a true story about a famous bank robbery in London that took place in the seventies. There were several plot twists that made the movie more entertaining. In The Bank Job the robbery is just the begginning as the plot thickens later on and the climax continues to grow all the way untill the exciting ending of the film. However the movie does fail at the beginning with a very slow start and unnecessary flashbacks that are used only in the first ten minutes of the movie and from that point on the action becomes linear. The movie…
this movie surprised me ! nice plot and suspense! and i like Statham!
A good heist movie. Love it. Overall, I would give 3.2 out of 5.
Tries to be a retro 70s robber capper but actually comes across like a bunch of buds themed-dressed for one of their booze fuelled parties. Stathem demonstrates that being pumped, chiseled and making moody noises always makes the ladies swoon. 3 Stars no more no less
Arguably Jason Statham's best film. While I didn't really care that much for the Michael X story line and the movie is a bit too long The Bank Job is definitely well made and well acted heist movie.
En ganske decent heist movie, baseret på virkelige hændelser..
The Bank Job is a really exciting heist film. Not truly an action film, it finds star Jason Statham in rather unfamiliar territory, which he handles quite well.
Terry Leather is the greatest name, porno or otherwise, to be concocted inside of the brain of a human being.
What do you call someone with square tits? Blockbusters.
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