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BANDITS
2001


July 14, 2002
DVD
USA
English

Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett.

Story (which is sort of based on a true pair) of bank robbers who are polite and non-violent. They go to the bank managers' homes the night before a robbery and eat dinner with them and then rob the bank early the next morning before anyone gets there. This results in the nickname, 'the sleepover bandits'. The cast is great, especially hypocondriac Thornton, and wacko Blanchett, who calls Bonnie Tyler's TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART, 'a haiku to lost love'. It's easy to see why both men fall for her. The Oregon/No Cal locations show off God's country in all its glory. You can tell they had fun making this.

6.3 Critical Consensus






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