Tuesday vs. The Bank Job

2802229625_9108ab36b4I love that the Amazon description describes Tuesday as a “fast-moving” heist story because it’s anything but. Tuesday is the story of four separate attempts to rob the same bank by four separate groups of people, all coincidentally on the same day. An A-list cast, Tuesday stars John Simm, Philip Glenister, Kate Magowan, Kevin McNally, and Ashley Walters. However, this 80-minute film is clearly the first two acts to a three-act production. It ends on a cliff-hanger that would launch into an action-packed third act in any other film, but instead the credits roll, having seen little to no action whatsoever. It is a film of suspicious characters and mysterious scenarios surrounding motives and crime, but it is almost instantly forgettable. That said, if you want a copy, I’m giving it away on DVD here.

The-Bank-Job-2008The Bank Job (2008)  is another British heist movie. This is a little more high-budget and traditionally written. Starring Jason Statham, this feels like a second attempt at The Italian Job, though not as good. Another film that benefits from its top tier cast, which includes Ashes to Ashes‘ Stephen Campbell Moore and Daniel Mays. A proper action flick with tunneling, explosions, torture, and murder, not to mention mystery and twists. Plus, it’s based on a true story of amateurs asked by the higher ups in government to break into a bank vault to extract blackmail photographs surrounding a Princess Margaret scandal, and the names of the robbers were never released to the press and are not used in the final film. Still not exactly the best film ever, but if you like heist movies, this one is not bad.

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