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Title:   The Bank Job
Director:   Roger Donaldson
Year:   2008
Genre:   Heist
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.21.08

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Date Viewed Venue Note
03.21.08Cinemark Pflugerville After Drillbit it was a toss-up between this and Doomsday but the showtimes worked in this' favor. Guess I'll have to catch Doomsday on dvd (or at least dvd rip).

I thought this was quite a solid film. I think the based-on-truue-story-ness of it helped it a lot, especially in the heist-aftermath section of the film where you suddenly realize how much of a pain in the ass taking the wrong thing can be. The tunneler and con man's end bits had that we-have-to-show-it-because-this-is-based-on-a-true-story vibe of bluntness and Statham played well to type in his role. I don't know about Saffron Burrows... I guess she was alright. The rest of the guys were great though... I liked the period, I liked the complexity of the circumstances and the simplicity of the heist itself. It's almost like an anti-heist heist film since so little is about the planning and so much is about the circumstances.

Oh, I also thought that the main spook guy had a great spook look, like half Sean Connery Bond and half Daniel Craig bond.

I liked this a lot, not in a surprising way but in a solidly fulfilling way. I don't really know why I like heist films but I sure do and this gave me everything I wanted from one... well... I could've maybe used a little more planning but what it lacked there it made up for in aftermath, which is cool.
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