The Bank Job

Dull title for a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises I have no intention of spoiling. I'll say this. In 1971, a robbery took place at Floyds Bank in London that involved a royal sex scandal. The thieves, played here by Brit athlete and model turned credible actor Jason Statham, seductive Saffron Burrows and the cream of Brit character actors, are hustled into robbing the place by higher-ups who are using them just to get their hands on incriminating photos in a deposit box. Director Roger Donaldson keeps the suspense crackling. By the end, you'll want to know more about a heist that literally did shake the empire.

From The Archives Issue 465: January 16, 1986
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