About The Bank Job
A British crime thriller directed by Roger Donaldson, "The Bank Job" stars Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. "The Bank Job" tells the true story of the infamous London bank robbery that took place in 1971. Although it's based on a true crime, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that this is not a movie about just another bank robbery. The movie follows Terry Leather (Statham), who is a car dealer with a family. As he tries to leave his criminal past behind and live a decent life, he is confronted by a tempting offer from his friend's ex-girlfriend and former model, Martine Love (Burrows). Martine proposes to Terry that they form a team and rob a bank on Baker Street. What makes the offer enticing is that Martine claims the bank's alarm system will be off for some time, giving them a great opportunity to empty the bank's vault. Not willing to let this once-in-a-lifetime offer slip, Terry agrees and they assemble a team to break into the vault. As they empty the vault, however, they find not only cash and jewellery, but also top-secret documents relating to powerful people, including the Royal Family. This spins the entire project on its heels as the team tries to figure out whether they have bitten off more than they can chew. Although it's a crime thriller, "The Bank Job" has some amusing moments that can make you laugh. Even though there are no action-packed fight scenes that are typically in his movies, Statham fans will be satisfied, as they can see the actor's funny side in this one.