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Actors: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Michael Birnbaum, Blair Daily
Directors: Barry Levinson, Folmer Wiesinger, John Cork
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Chemistry and quirkiness--and a stellar cast--help make Barry Levinson's Bandits more than just another comedy about ill-matched outlaws. Levinson's deft touch in Rain Man is evident in the film's road-movie structure, whi... more »
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Mary H. (pixistix) from AIKEN, SC
Reviewed on 1/1/2009...
I throughly enjoyed this one. Billy Bob Thornton always surprises me with his acting ability, and I'm madly in love with Bruce Willis (so COOL!!) Also, I've never seen Cate Blanchett in a movie that I DIDN'T like.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer F. (KnJFisher) from GILLETT, PA
Reviewed on 5/24/2008...
Skip to the last 1/2 hour, thats really all you need!A charismatic convict (Bruce Willis) and a hypochondriac inmate (Billy Bob Thornton) break out of prison in a cement truck and immediately start a bank robbing spree. Becoming known as the "Sleepover Bandits", the two kidnap bank managers the night before their robbery, spend the night with their families, and then all go to the bank in the morning to get the dough. Using a dim-witted stunt man (Troy Garrity) as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off several jobs that gets them recognition on a tv show about America's criminals. When a bored housewife (Cate Blanchett) with a failing marriage decides to runaway, she ends up in the hands of the criminals. Initially attracted to Willis, she nonetheless also ends up in bed with Thornton and a confused romantic relationship begins. Continuing along with their spree, the bandits hit the wall when the bank managers realize that they are non-violent and therefore no threat to them or their employees. This leads to one more big score at the Alamo Bank, where in the very opening scenes, things appear to go awry.
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ruth Ann B.
Reviewed on 12/23/2007...
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
JGC | 02/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Bandits" is such an abundant movie because it's a comedy, an action picture and even a drama and a love story. Shown in flashbacks, "Bandits" tells the story of two fugitives, Terry Collins (Billy Bob Thornton) and Joe Blake (Bruce Willis) who cook up an elaborate scheme to rob a string of banks. Along the way the guys meet a lonely and despondent housewife trapped in suburbia-Hell, Kate (Cate Blanchett). The movie is so much fun because all of the characters are multi-faceted. There was something very sensitive about Joe and I couldn't tell if he was the leader of the group or not. At first it seemed like he was in charge but as the story went on it got more difficult to tell. The movie doesn't take itself seriously and is the type that you laugh at and feel good about. It reminded me very much of one of my very favorite movies "Quick Change" because the dialog was not just real but extraordinarily funny. It wasn't done in a silly way though, a lot of it was very subtle and deadpan. If you're like me you'll find yourself routing for Joe and Terry. The movie ends just the way you would want it to and my only complaint is that the music was lousy. If you want to see a perfect Bruce Willis movie than this is it."