Monday, March 17, 2008

The Bank Job

The Bank Job stars Jason Statham & Saffron Burrows(Troy). Directed by Roger Donaldson, who also directed "Cocktail", "The Getaway", "The Recruit", and others. Tis film is based on the true story of the September 1971 Baker Street bank robbery which was prevented from being told for over thirty years because of the Government hiding it. The burglars tunneled underground into the vault of a bank in London's Baker Street and took safe deposit boxes of cash and jewelry worth over 3 million pounds. None of it was recovered. Nobody was ever arrested. This film reveals what was hidden for the first time. The film involves murder, corruption and a sex scandal, which links to the Royal Family.

This movie was not what I expected. This doesnt mean that I didnt like it however. It was a different pace than the normal Statham flick that I am used to. I was ready for action, shoot em up, fighting all over the place, etc. It was not about that. It was based on true events of a spectacular Bank Heist which uncovered many many different things, and affected many different people.

I loved the writing of this. It was smooth & calm. The cinematography was great as well. It had some refreshing moments. And I guess what I mean by this was that it used techniques that made it look like it was set in the time that it was. This was brilliant.

I was impressed by the fact that it did not include much language. Notice I say much. THere is language, but it didnt feel like it was the focus of the film.
I give The Bank Job a B. Check it out.


Caleb said...

I hope that The Palace get's this one so I can see it again. Someone put sleeping powder in my popcorn the first time around.

SammyB said...