"Roger Donaldson's crime drama does a sterling job of recreating the London of the early 1970s....Vivid and often entertaining..."
Sight and Sound - Geoffrey Macnab (03/01/2008)
"The workmanlike title THE BANK JOB is a nice fit for this wham-bam caper flick....Efficiently directed....It fancifully revisits the mysterious whos and speculative hows of a 1971 London vault cleanout..."
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (03/07/2008)
"Well-paced, smartly told and unpretentious, this solid British heist thriller also has moments of invention and imagination."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (03/07/2008)
"[The film] earns its distinctiveness from an almost ridiculous series of fortuitous mishaps that befall our criminal 'heroes'....The real fun comes as nearly every genre convention unravels in one clever way or another."
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Crust (03/07/2008)
"One of the pleasures of THE BANK JOB is that it returns us to the days when robbing a bank was a gritty, hole-in-the-wall affair....Watching THE BANK JOB, you buy the heist, and you also buy the entertaining layer cake of British society..." -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (03/14/2008)
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises....Director Roger Donaldson keeps the suspense crackling."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (03/20/2008)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[Donaldson] manages to maintain a distinctive '70s look, with sudden zooms and grimy colours....A tough British crime movie to be proud of..."
Empire - Helen O'Hara (08/01/2008)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[E]xpertly directed....[The film] settles into a linear, engaging, suspenseful groove....One of the things that makes the picture work is its unusual setup."
Premiere - Glenn Kenny (03/07/2008)
"It turns back the clock to the 1970s, and to a gritty heist genre....THE BANK JOB, directed by Roger Donaldson, delivers..."
Wall Street Journal (01/24/2013)