Bandits Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Bandits the Movie

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Willis and Thornton are Joe and Terry, quirky bank robbers known as the "sleepover bandits" for their unusual but non-violent heists. With Willis as the smirky brawn and Thornton as the neurotic brain, the two play the Butch-and-Sundance act until fate puts bored housewife Kate (Blanchett) in their path. She talks her way into their little gang, but can't decide which of the two she should fall for most. The plot then slams on the brakes, although Levinson adds enough padding to cushion the blow. Blanchett is excellent as the sultry, vulnerable Kate, but Thornton steals the show (and chomps on considerable scenery) as the omniphobic hypochondriac Terry (his fear of antique furniture is actually one of Thornton's well-documented quirks as well).


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Heists: Banks, Flashback, Disorganized Crime, Romantic Triangles, Escaped Cons, Hostage!, L.A.
Harley Peyton
Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, Bobby Slayton, Brian F. O'Byrne, Azura Skye, Stacey Travis, William Converse-Roberts, Richard Riehle, Micole Mercurio, January Jones
Dante Spinotti
Barry Levinson
Christopher Young
Ron Cogswell, Stu Linder, Dan Webster, Gloria Gresham, Victor Kempster
Michael Birnbaum, Barry Levinson, Paula Weinstein, Ashok Amritraj, Michele Berk, Baltimore Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment, Spring Creek Productions, Empire Pictures, Lotus Pictures, MGM


Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Actor (Thornton).

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