Bank Robber

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"Stealing her passion is a risky affair."
  • R
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.4  (515)

In the 1993 movie "Bank Robber," Patrick Dempsey stars as Billy, a skilled bank robber who pulls off a heist with his partner and lover, Silken (Lisa Bonet). As they make their getaway, they find themselves pursued by an FBI agent named Montgomery (Judge Reinhold), who becomes obsessed with catching them. The film is a stylish thriller with a twisty plot that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The opening scene sets the tone with its muted color palette, moody music, and slow-motion shots of the robbery in progress. From there, the tension builds as Billy and Silken try to evade the law while also navigating their complicated relationship.

Dempsey gives a strong performance as Billy, conveying both his charm and his ruthlessness. Bonet is equally impressive as Silken, a femme fatale who is as dangerous as she is alluring. Reinhold is a bit of an odd choice for a tough FBI agent, but he manages to bring a sense of urgency to his role.

As the story unfolds, we learn more about Billy and Silken's motivations for robbing banks. They are not your typical criminals; they have a code of honor and a sense of romanticism that sets them apart from the usual suspects. This makes them all the more fascinating to watch as they continue to outsmart their pursuers.

One of the most engaging aspects of "Bank Robber" is the way it treads the line between genre conventions and art house sensibilities. Director Nick Mead employs a number of stylistic flourishes, such as split screens, slow motion, and surreal dream sequences, that give the film a distinctive visual flair. At the same time, the movie never loses sight of its thriller roots, delivering plenty of suspenseful set pieces and clever twists.

One of the standout sequences in the film sees Billy and Silken holed up in a hotel room, trying to figure out their next move while the heat is on. The tension in this scene is palpable, as the two characters bicker and strategize while the FBI closes in around them. It's a testament to the strong writing and performances that the audience is kept on the edge of their seats even though the action is confined to a single room.

Overall, "Bank Robber" is an underrated gem of a movie that has aged surprisingly well. It's a stylish, smart, and entertaining thriller that deserves to be more widely seen. If you're a fan of heist movies or crime dramas, this is definitely one to check out.

Bank Robber is a 1993 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (515)