I’m a sucker for a heist movie. The Bank Job isn’t brilliant, but fun all the same. Jason Statham, mildly known from the Transporter movies, and recognizable from The Italian Job (“Handsome Rob,” the driver), carries the movie through some rough spots, even without all the opportunities for action which mark his previous roles.
I saw the movie last week, but jumped on the opportunity to write it up after reading about the guy who makes Eliot Spitzer look pure. This movie turns on some blackmail pictures of various high-and-mighty personages enjoying themselves in ways which don’t benefit from sunshine and press. The Bank Job’s producers must wonder about life imitating art. Using the term “art” very loosely. (Read the link, even if you don’t see the movie.)
Metacritic verdict? 69 I’d bump it a few because I love the genre, even if the attempt at sexual tension between Terry (Statham) and Martine (Saffron Burrows) falls flat.
Best heist movie I’ve seen? Inside Man.