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The Bank

Released Aug 28, 2002 1h 43m Drama List
61% Tomatometer 36 Reviews 71% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
Jim Doyle (David Wenham) is a mathematical prodigy trying to concoct a way of foreseeing stock market collapses. He's approached by Centabank CEO Simon O'Reilly (Anthony LaPaglia), who is eager to co-opt Doyle's potential breakthrough. As an employee of Centabank, Jim works toward his goal, while Simon is under pressure from the board of directors. Meanwhile, a working class couple with a vendetta pursues legal action against the bank. Inevitably, corruption soon rears its ugly head. Read More Read Less
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This thriller puts an intriguing premise to good use.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader A hokey but highly entertaining tale of corporate greed that should be especially satisfying if you're pissed off at big business. Mar 23, 2010 Full Review Ty Burr Boston Globe It looks to be something less than the sum of its quite interesting parts. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 31, 2003 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times As it is, the film takes too long to become truly compelling. It could have benefited from a shot of good old Hollywood pizazz. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 3, 2003 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole An excellent thriller with two bravura performances Rated: 3/5 Sep 5, 2008 Full Review Doris Toumarkine Film Journal International Connolly has coaxed terrific performances from all his players. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 1/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A very clever and captivating piece. Strong performances help you understand the films layered plot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Rendita finanziaria e matematica caratterizzano l'inizio di questo lungometraggio australiano che si trasforma in una interessante lotta morale ed etica, che capolvogerà la situazione e si trasformerà in una lauta vendetta del protagonista verso la banca, rea dell'omicidio del padre. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The best Australian film I have ever seen, The Bank is a tale of corruption, underdogs and, well, a bank. To say more at the juncture would ruin it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't even finished watching this film... it was so bad. I had a family member recommend this piece of crap to me... The acting was crap, the story was... where the hell is the story?? I couldn't even work out what the hell this was about! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member It's not the story that is the problem. Its the mind set of "if the cinematography is good the audience won't notice the bad acting"....WRONG! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham are great actors who deserve better parts. The movie was enjoyable but the ending left me unstatisfied Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Jim Doyle (David Wenham) is a mathematical prodigy trying to concoct a way of foreseeing stock market collapses. He's approached by Centabank CEO Simon O'Reilly (Anthony LaPaglia), who is eager to co-opt Doyle's potential breakthrough. As an employee of Centabank, Jim works toward his goal, while Simon is under pressure from the board of directors. Meanwhile, a working class couple with a vendetta pursues legal action against the bank. Inevitably, corruption soon rears its ugly head.
Director
Robert Connolly
Producer
John Maynard
Screenwriter
Robert Connolly
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 28, 2002, Original
Release Date (DVD)
May 27, 2014
Runtime
1h 43m
Sound Mix
Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)