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Movie Discussion Verdict: THE BANK JOB (all cinemas) ****

By Movie_Group - 9 August 2008 2

THE BANK JOB is a caper movie, telling the story of the 1971 robbery of three million pounds from Lloyds bank in Baker Street, London. Another thumbs up from the group – everyone enjoyed it, some even expressing surprise that it was much better than expected. The cheeky British spirit was there in abundance, and members enjoyed seeing some classic Pommy actors in very different roles (e.g. David “Poirot” Suchet as a criminal boss).

Group rating: four stars (out of five)

 The Movie Discussion Group meets once a week in Canberra to see a movie and then go for coffee afterwards to discuss. There are no membership fees. For more information, or to join our emailing list, email movie_group@yahoo.com.au.

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Movie Discussion Verdict: THE BANK JOB (all cinemas) ****
shauno 3:39 am 10 Aug 08

Just watched it on the plane to Singapore along with Iron Man and the good old favorite Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Got bumped to First class from business which is a rarity but the plane was half empty. Watching Fear and Loathing in between reading Howard Marks book of Dope stories looked a bit out of place in First class but I after a few VAT’s I didnt really care lol.

VicePope 6:05 pm 09 Aug 08

What they said. It’s a winner. Well-realised London, early 1970s. Characters with a bit of depth and texture. Some genuinely funny moments.

The minor roles in Brit movies are usually a delight, because they tend to be taken by real actors who have the professionalism not to make out that they are slumming it/really so much better/waiting for a big role.

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