After our recent run of duff DVDs (Drive and Black Swan), we decided to watch this latest acquisition – The Bank Job - not really knowing much about it. Set in London in the 70s and starring Jason Statham plus a host of other well known Brit actors including Keeley Hawes and David Suchet, it’s about a bank job that goes a bit ‘Pete Tong’.
Jason did what he does best – acted and looked menacingly at everything and everybody, whilst keeping his language ‘fruity’. The best way to describe the feel of the film? A world of dodgy geezers and bent coppers - a sort of Only Fools and Horses but with serious violence and no laughs!
All-in-all a it was a good film with plenty of action and a plot-line that kept us guessing. I also liked the meticulous attention to detail in re-creating 70s London (telephones, cars, British Rail signs etc etc). A satisfying ending too!