Published September 14, 2010


Film info

  • Title Bandits
  • Director Barry Levinson
  • Year 2001
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Crime, Comedy
  • Tagline Two's company, three's a crime

Live Blog

2:25Bruce has far too much hair.
3:05That man can’t be a presenter, his gravelly voice would be annoying after about two minutes.
6:01Blimey, he’s pretty violent.
6:32Oh goodness, a ponytail!
7:40Two bank robbers, one with anger management issues, one almost crazy with hypochondria. This can only end well.
11:26Why aren’t they wearing orange?
14:00I can’t imagine why these two are friends.
17:49If they’ve watched the whole of The Great Escape, they’ve been there a while.
22:01Excellent golf trousers.
24:40“Women love a man who loves danger.” Huh. I beg to differ.
27:43I like that kid. Doesn’t like the sauce because it’s too red.
34:42It’s all very well dancing while cooking but she’s definitely gonna get hair in the food.
37:20Total Eclipse of the Heart!
38:38I like her reckless driving. Except the part where she ran someone over.
42:47The outlaw code. Someone should write the official book.
46:01The Sleepover Bandits is a terrible name! Makes me think of pyjamas and pillow fights.
49:55Why is it a surprise to her that someone knows the words to Bonnie Tyler?
58:04I always knew that song could bring people together.
1:06:20“You stay away from me forever.” Nice.
1:08:57Cate Blanchett has lovely eyes.
1:11:38There’s a fear of getting smaller? That’s weird.
1:18:08It’s always a girl that gets in the way.
1:20:59I’m curious how many banks they need to rob to get their plans together. Are they just greedy?
1:25:42He’s very sneaky, dropping the seeds of a brain tumour to a hypochondriac.
1:31:29Wait… that’s Birdplane. Birdplane is an actual song?
1:34:44Did she just eat a sachet of sugar by itself? Ugh.
1:42:12That’s Betty Draper!
1:46:34It must be very exciting for the policeman who sees Kate hand herself in.
1:50:04Oh my god, I love it.
1:52:30Harvey kind of looks like Lucas di Grassi. Yum.


Another film I have never heard of before that appeared on the iPlayer. I probably wouldn’t have been tempted to watch it except for the fact that it had Bruce Willis smiling down at me. Who can resist a bit of Bruce?

I wasn’t sure to start with, how interesting a film could be about two mis-matched robbers failing to rob a bank. But it was really very good. The partnership between Bruce and Billy-Bob developed really well, and whilst I wasn’t that keen on the relationship with the woman, she did bring Bonnie Tyler into the film, so I am happy with that.

Rating: 3 / 5

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