Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Bank Job

It's no Dog Day Afternoon, or Inside Man. Hell, it's not even Take The Money And Run.


The Bank Job, starring Jason Statham, tells a good story based on complicated and semi-true events surrounding the Baker Street Robbery. Statham, probably best known for his Transporter flicks, leads a group of neophyte criminals trying to get rich with one quick strike.

What they don't know is: British Military Intelligence is manipulating their actions from behind the scene, and getting the robbers to do carry out the government's bidding.

Although complicated, The Bank Job is predictable. The ending satisfies, though, because Statham and his costars are able to connect with the audience and get us to root for them.

It's always fun to beat The Man.

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