DVD: The Bank Job

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Based on a true story in the 1970s, The Bank Job tells the tale of how a gang of amateur thieves pulled off the robbery of 4 million pounds from a London bank vault, exceeding that of the Great Train Robbery (adjusted for inflation). The plot to the movie is incredibly well layered and put together. It isn’t quite Robert Altman-like, but there are multiple stories that do intersect. By the end of the movie, I was having a hard time keeping up with the plot just because there was so much there – I don’t consider that a negative to the movie, more of a failing on my part!

The DVD extras contain a feature on the real robbery and you can hear some of their walkie talkie communication picked up by a local ham radio operator and recorded for the police. The manner in which the vault was robbed is a matter of fact and was published in newspapers at the time of the robbery. However the question as to whether MI-5 was involved in arranging for the theft in the first place or whether any British government was involved in squelching the aftermath for reasons of national security is a matter of some debate.

Rating: 8 (out of 10)

One Response to “DVD: The Bank Job”

  1. beej9 says:

    La-La-La, I am not listening!!!

    The Bank Job is atop my Queue so I’m glad you liked it and didn’t post any spoilers.

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