Bank Job, The
Terry is a petty thief who’s been trying to be honest with running a car shop but his debts are growing and the people he loaned from are threatening to take harsh measures to get their money back. Then his old friend Martine Love comes along with an offer to do a bank robbery that would end his financial issues once and for all. The target is the Lloyds bank on Baker Street in London which currently doesn’t have an alarm installed and with a group of small team of friends and acquaintances Terry starts making a tunnel towards the vault in the bank.
What Terry doesn’t know, however, is that Martine was enlisted by MI5 to get the bank robbed in order to have one of the lockers emptied so that the pictures inside would no longer be in the hands of a black militant and drug dealer who’s blackmailing the government.
Sound and Vision:
This blu-ray has no compression errors, sharp images and colors that perfectly suit the atmosphere of the 70s. Things may look a bit soft at times but this doesn’t bother.
We get a subtle and detailed DTS-HD soundtrack that does its job as it should. There’s not so many action scenes so it’s no problem that the sound isn’t aggressive.
– Inside The Bank Job: a Making Of that does its job nicely
– The Baker Street Bank Raid: 14 minute feature that covers the actual bank robbery
We don’t get many extras but it’s not quantity that counts but quality and this is the case here.
The Bank Job isn’t your standard Jason Statham vehicle where our favorite action here gets to kick ass and chew bubblegum but instead a clever thriller that isn’t filled with nervous camerawork but rather a stylish display that’s close to reality. Forget the hi-tech wonders of the Ocean’s series as The Bank Job goes back to oldskool with looks and feel of a classic like “The Great Train Robbery”. Jason Statham surprises as not playing his typical action macho but instead showing that he can do more than beat people up like Jackie Chan.
The Bank Job goes back to the 70s in every aspect and does an excellent job at that. Certainly a disc to check out!