Aubry D'Arminio
July 30, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Bank Job

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
111 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/07/08
performer
Saffron Burrows, Jason Statham, Stephen Campbell Moore
director
Roger Donaldson
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it an A-

It took 28 years for the British crime film to match the promise of John Mackenzie’s paranoid classic The Long Good Friday. All we needed was Transporter star Jason Statham in The Bank Job, delivering a gruff, grounded turn as a small-time crook duped into nicking compromising photos of Princess Margaret from a Lloyds vault. The special-edition EXTRAS include a mind-blowing doc on the real-life raid behind the film. Those lads actually dug a tunnel from a leather shop, under a chicken restaurant, into a bank over the weekend. A-

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