Watch: The Bank Job 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. He’s an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a bank’s alarm is off for a couple weeks, so let’s tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence – and MI-5, or is it MI-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off?.
Plot: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry’s old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the danger but realises this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. As the resourceful band of thieves burrows its way into a safe-deposit vault at a Lloyds Bank, they quickly realise that, besides millions in riches, the boxes also contain secrets that implicate everyone from London’s most notorious underworld gangsters to powerful government figures, and even the Royal Family. Although the heist makes headlines throughout Britain for several days, a government gag order eventually brings all reporting of the case to an immediate halt.
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Heist Films Are Usually Entertaining, And This Is No Exception
Jason Statham is well on his way to becoming typecast. It seems like he’s in a ton of these kind of action films lately, although this movie is a bit more subdued and complicated than some of them. At least in this heist flick, there are several twists and turns and you have to stay alert to follow who is exactly on the up-and-up and who isn’t, and Statham isn’t punching out 10 people at once.
This is another one of these modern-day films in which the crooks, the thieves, the bandits – whatever – are the “good guys” and the police and the government officials are the bad guys. This seems to be a big favorite of the anti-authority filmmakers world in the last 40 years whether it’s in Hollywood or London. Regardless, it’s a very entertaining film and Statham and company are fun to watch. That’s also nothing new as the tough “Transporter” star has become a regular at playing these kind of nice guy/macho/thug roles.
Statham plays “Terry Leather,” a man recruited by a former hottie/model girlfriend “Martine Love,” (Saffron Burrows) to rob a bank. Statham is a family man but desperate for money and, obviously, not very honest. Thousands of pounds/dollars is in it for the thieves but valuable compromising sex photos are the real goal of the people who want the bank depository drawers robbed. Those want to be grabbed before the owner uses them and ruins some high uppity-ups in British government. Several people wants photos for other reasons. This whole thing isn’t simple; there are number of sub-plots along the way regarding who wants what in the bank and for what reasons.
There is also a story involving a Malcolm X-wannabe kind of creep who is into extortion and murder. Actually, everyone is pretty much a creep in this film, just to varying degrees. They are all interesting, too, and several of the minor characters have a good sense of humor, too. In particular, I liked Daniel Mays as “Dave Shilling.” Add some very tense robbery scenes, some sex early on, some double-crosses later and you have a very serious Keystone Cops type story where you’re never quite sure what crazy thing is going to happen next.
A fun two hours of diversion, supposedly based on a true-life account, but knowing filmmakers I suspect much of this is made up for dramatic purposes. That’s okay, we just watch to be entertained, and this is entertaining.
I’m old enough to remember this robbery well, and the film does a great credit to a very true story, Jason Statham is Terry a very small time hood with a car lot (like Arthur Daly) who get lured into this bank Job by one time girl friend Martine (Safron Burrows-who l saw in Enigma) she is very beautiful, along with some mates they do the robbery, masterminded by Peter Bowels, a long way from his smooth Richard De Vere days in To The Manor Born, mind you he’s still smoothie in this film, also along for the ride is David Suchet as a London Porn King, and Georgia Taylor one of the Battersby girls from Coronation Street. The film moves at a hell of a pace, and slowly builds to a great climax, l don’t want to give away any of the plot all l can say is go and see this film, l admit l went to a pre-release night, but l might even go and see it again it’s that good, l give it 9 out of 10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Roger Donaldson
Writer Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Actors Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore
Country United Kingdom, United States, Australia
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex D-20, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Digital Pictures, Melbourne, Australia (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,057 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), HDCAM SR (4: 4: 4) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema