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Bandits

Bandits

2001
Romance
Comedy
2h 3m
When the suave, irresistible Joe (Willis), and his hypochondriac partner Terry (Thornton) escape from prison, they cut a swath from Oregon through California, robbing banks in order to finance their scheme for a new and somewhat legitimate life south of the border. (MGM)
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Bandits

2001
Romance
Comedy
2h 3m
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Rated 03 Sep 2010
40
26th
A sadly typical film for Thornton and Blanchett: two great actors who seem to lend their names to an awful lot of mediocre rubbish. Easy enough to watch but ultimately pointless, it has neither the plot nor the script to warrant its two-hour run-time. Willis is pretty wooden too.
Rated 06 Dec 2010
60
29th
"Bandits" is highly amusing in the way that it embraces its own silliness with such admirable passion. Sure, the plot is absurd, but the script is deliriously zany and Barry Levinson delivers in the director's chair. The cast is also strong: Billy Bob Thorton is hilarious as a hypochondriac bank robber; it's no secret that Cate Blanchett is a red-headed goddess; Bruce Willis is typically bland, but anyways. Overall, it's fun, funny and entertaining if entirely disposable and forgettable. Yay?
Rated 18 Aug 2012
72
0th
Cate makes the movie
Rated 18 Sep 2007
85
94th
It's funny and clever.
Rated 27 Aug 2021
47
9th
While all the elements (and pedigree) of a good entertainment are here, the film is too overlong and sluggishly paced to work; efforts at a more placid version of an Elmore Leonard tale are intriguing (especially with Willis, Thornton and Blanchett turning up the charisma as the colourful protagonists), but a lack of urgency, and an inability to get a handle on the correct tone for these characters and their knotty interpersonal relationships, makes it a minor chore to get through.
Rated 18 Nov 2020
66
43rd
65.7.
Rated 26 Jul 2009
68
51st
Gets a bit embarrasing mid part with that rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart.
Rated 16 Feb 2009
76
47th
This is an interesting movie to watch. Its easy-going direction allows the story to simply flow, without asking you to make many moral judgments. Our heroes are bank robbers. Sure, they don't actually want to hurt anybody, but bank robbers they remain. They get caught up, unexpectedly, in a love triangle with no clear winners. The fact that you end up still caring about the characters is quite amazing.
Rated 13 May 2009
75
74th
enjoyable
Rated 14 Aug 2007
38
25th
is this where bruce willis went wrong?
Rated 01 Sep 2011
75
57th
I really would recommend this. Its fun and definitely has good moments between Thornton and Willis. Worth your time if you come across it, but I wouldn't go on some sort of quest to find this movie and watch it.
Rated 12 Jul 2008
65
42nd
Suprisingly watchable.
Rated 09 Nov 2023
70
49th
This is a fairly formulaic film of its time. Its entertaining enough to pass the time, with quirky characters, the whole good cop/bad cop mentality at play, some fairly amusing scenarios depicted but its also, for the most part, fairly run of the mill stuff. It has a bit of a comic book style look and feel to it, with one particular character being especially unpredictable and 'kooky'. Its pretty cheesy stuff, not without its amusement factor but its hardly an amazing film per se.
Rated 07 Sep 2010
6
34th
:)
Rated 19 Aug 2009
80
35th
Not bad. Storytelling was a little odd, but it is a respectable chick-flick with action.
Rated 29 Jun 2009
1
10th
Not much fun, and very predictable.
Rated 12 Mar 2007
60
6th
A very average comedy about two bandits. It's cast seemed it would have promised more.
Rated 26 Aug 2010
24
16th
#00s(e)#, story, cast
Rated 26 Jan 2007
70
30th
Funny:D Too much funny:(
Rated 20 Mar 2007
60
27th
Good cast in an entertaining movie. It's just nothing special.
Rated 13 Oct 2011
94
95th
I love this movie. The roles of Willis and Thornton are excelent! Blanchet is wonderful either. Very funny and well done movie.
Rated 20 Jan 2008
72
57th
A clever, spotty romantic-comedy with three good performances from Willis, Thorton and Blanchett, and very entertaining ending.
Rated 17 Apr 2014
18
10th
Revisited (2)
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
45th
Sweet movie, if not very exciting.
Rated 11 Aug 2008
80
85th
Beautiful story about love, hate, friendship and deceit
Rated 26 Aug 2007
82
82nd
Very Good
Rated 18 May 2007
65
38th
It was a mostly forgettable film. There was nothing wrong with the cast, which gave forgettable performances, or the forgettable director. This is a prime example of a film you'd watch in the middle of a Sunday afternoon because you have nothing to do, you're kinda tired, and you want to not have to think and yet, if you fell asleep, not worry about having missed anything.
Rated 15 Nov 2008
65
79th
Rented and enjoyed mostly for the casting.
Rated 04 Aug 2011
67
69th
Nicely written, and great chemistry between Willis and Thornton. Drags in the middle with way too much Blanchett screen-time and miscellaneous relationship throw-away dialog but what can you do. If only we could have had more development of the stuntman and less of Blanchett, particularly considering how crucial he was to the plot. Anyway, the ending is good.
Rated 09 Oct 2013
65
31st
65.000
Rated 31 Mar 2017
65
45th
It's fine but ultimately forgettable. Thorton is the only one who really stands out.
Rated 23 Sep 2008
77
52nd
It's a nice movie, but nothing to write home about. I like the music though.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
30
30th
eh. didn't hate it, but didn't care for it either.
Rated 26 Jan 2007
94
91st
One of the few movies that "gets you". You'll see what I mean.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
20th
Not terrible, but not terribly good either.
Rated 08 Mar 2008
60
58th
A bit more than is expected. The formula format worked well with the story. One of the characters is a bit tiresome, Cate brings heat to the screen.
Rated 15 Feb 2007
63
62nd
Who guess it is not a bad movie....But nothing special...
Rated 10 Sep 2012
68
55th
Better than I think anyone would imagine, but also notorious for being the last movie that had the balls to put hair on Bruce Willis' beautiful bald head.
Rated 20 Mar 2016
58
16th
The ending added a couple points
Rated 19 Aug 2009
67
25th
I disliked this movie and the charcters so much. Even Kate Blanchett. this movie was just not great.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
19th
Draggy, implausible comedy-drama without a single interesting moment. Cast is somewhat game, but the pacing is torpid.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
60
62nd
Good film.
Rated 30 Apr 2012
65
35th
65.000
Rated 13 Jan 2007
90
63rd
I havn't seen this movie in a while but i remembered i enjoyed it
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
56th
Funny, exciting, and well acted, Bandits is a completely enjoyable movie.
Rated 13 Jul 2007
85
41st
Not bad.
Rated 26 Oct 2007
75
77th
+ highly recommended
Rated 21 Jun 2010
88
27th
Beavers and Ducks and a pretty average film.
Rated 06 Jan 2010
88
60th
Um elenco super carismático e seguro, uma ótima trilha sonora, e a segura direção de Levinson, fazem um filme que poderia ser um "mais do mesmo" se tornar uma deliciosa experiência.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
8th
Too Long for there to be no Resolve.
Rated 17 Sep 2007
65
49th
fun
Rated 03 Jul 2011
58
21st
Obviously, it is the cast that drags anyone to see this bore-fest. While mildly entertaining, Thornton is the only one who produces any laughs, and Blanchett is uncharacteristically bad. As I am from Oregon, however, it is fun to see them goof around in my stomping ground.
Rated 04 Sep 2010
70
45th
I had a massive headache during the end of this movie, so I didn't really enjoy it. Seems like something I'd normally like, but I've seen way too much of Billy Bob's work now.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
25th
Good acting by Thornton and Willis, but Blanchett was annoying. Levinson is a great director...need to see more of his work these days.

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