Review: How To Rob A Bank

The full title – How To Rob A Bank: And Ten Tips To Actually Get Away With It.

Coming in at the perfect length (an hour and 12 minutes) this bank robbery caper would have been incredibly cheap to produce – it’s the movie Phone Booth would have been if it was a bank robbery comedy, only it’s got the recently departed David Carradine as the mastermind on the other end of the phone rather than Keither Sutherland (thanks Kutz).

It’s clever, entertaining, and beautifully shot. The script keeps things moving, the jokes are well executed. It’s not long so it’s worth a watch.

The ten tips – for those wondering… (with some slight language modifications)…

  1. Decide to rob a bank.
  2. Have a plan.
  3. Have a back-up plan.
  4. Establish clear communications.
  5. Choose your partners carefully.
  6. Expect the unexpected.
  7. Stuff happens.
  8. Don’t get greedy.
  9. Remember, stuff happens.
  10. Hang up and know when to walk away


Kutz says:

Ummm… I think it was Keifer Sutherland on the phone in phone booth…

I’ll have to check out this caper you speak of, sounds good.

Nathan says:

Is Kevin Spacey the bad guy in some other movie where you don’t see the bad guy until the end? I’d look it up, but my browser is playing silly buggers.

Amy says:

Nathan – think you are talking about The Usual Suspects.

It’s where the term kayser-sozed comes from. Which probably only X-Files people will get.

Nathan says:

No, Kevin Spacey is in that the whole time. I was thinking about one where you hear his voice all movie and then find out it was him at the end.

I think I’ve just merged the two KS initialed actors into one.

Kutz says:

Yeah, I think so, but don’t know the movie.