Initially, The Bank Job seems to be saying that crime doesn’t pay.  You get greedy, you get whacked.  But then it veers off into traditional heist territory, with a happily ever after ending for the criminals, (WARNING:  Tiny spoiler here) yacht and all.  So crime does pay, it says—especially if you’re very crafty, don’t cheat on your wife and persevere against other criminals and corrupt officials.  There is also a significant amount of nudity and some strong violence, including a few disturbing torture scenes. 

It’s not outstanding, but it’s not boring.  Those who enjoy heist movies will appreciate it most.

DVD EXTRAS:

  • Audio commentary with director Roger Donaldson, actress Saffron Burrows and composer J. Peter Robinson
  • Inside The Bank Job
  • The Baker Street Bank Raid
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

CAUTIONS:

  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Numerous scenes with smoking and drinking.  Some drug use.
  • Language/Profanity:  Numerous strong profanities and obscenities.
  • Sexual Content/Nudity:  Several graphic sex scenes, including shots of upper female nudity and graphic sex acts; an extended scene in a strip club with female nudity; discussion of adultery.
  • Violence:  A man threatens another man then puts him in an iron slave collar; a man is beaten, tortured severely (with a blowtorch) and eventually shot onscreen at point blank range; numerous threats of violence, guns and fights.