The Bank Job

The Bank Job

Roger Donaldson (2008)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Director Roger Donaldson (The World's Fastest Indian, Dante's Peak) goes for something different from his previous output here, with this good, old-fashioned British heist movie set in the early 1970s. Jason Statham plays the leader of a ragtag bunch of crooks who's persuaded by a former flame (Saffron Burrows) to break into the safety-deposit boxes of a Baker Street bank. But murky forces are afoot. Unbeknown to Statham and company, one of the boxes contains a right royal secret and the shadier elements of Britain's security forces will stop at nothing to ensure that it stays secret. Despite claims that it is founded in fact, The Bank Job is fancifully plotted and quite preposterous, but with a fast-moving script from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it still manages to be entertaining, engaging and the sort of Swinging Sixties-style caper film that they don't really make any more.


A London car dealer is persuaded by an old flame to rob a bank. The heist goes off without a hitch, leaving the crooks in possession of cash and jewels worth millions - as well as a safety deposit box containing top-secret information the government and security services are determined to keep buried. Fact-based crime thriller, starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows.

Cast & Crew

Terry Leather Jason Statham
Martine Love Saffron Burrows
Kevin Swain Stephen Campbell Moore
Dave Shilling Daniel Mays
Guy Arthur Singer James Faulkner
Bambas Alki David
Eddie Burton Michael Jibson
Ingrid Burton Georgia Taylor
Director Roger Donaldson
Producer Ian La Frenais
Writer Dick Clement
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UKGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 29 Feb 2008