Saturday, March 08, 2008
The Bank Job
Sorry for the lag time between reviews, dear readers, but there just isn't a lot of quality out there right now worth my time or money (or yours for that matter). However, "The Bank Job" is definitely worth a look.
Based on a true story about a very infamous British crime, the film stars Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. The rest of the cast is made up of British acting regulars mostly unknown in the US. Fans of Mr. Statham's action films may be a bit disappointed by the lack of the car chases and fights he is known for but he still has a great screen presence and carries the weight of the film solidly on his back.
There is a good bit of humor sprinkled throughout and lots of suspense as things get even more complicated after the robbery. Director Roger Donaldson does such of great job of creating a 70's retro feel, you'd think the film was actually made in 1971. The acting and script are solid although the dialog is very distinctively British.
If you miss it in the theaters, definitely rent it on DVD. You won't feel robbed.