Bandits

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(out of 5)


Brilliant characters brought to life by fine actors make this Barry Levinson comedy a must-see.  and  are two escaped convicts who literally become famous overnight as “The Sleepover Bandits”: they drop by a bank manager’s house late in the evening, then next morning force him to open up the vaults before the other employees and customers start to arrive. Their plan to raise enough money to open up a resort in Mexico is going smoothly until an emotionally unstable woman () running away from her emotionally unavailable husband joins their troupe and steals both their hearts.  Blanchett is especially terrific but don’t ignore the two gentlemen in the leads either: Thornton as the hypochondriac brainy one is at his most loveable, and Willis’ cool genius is fantastically sexy, particularly in his scenes with the leading lady.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Empire Pictures, Lotus Pictures, Baltimore Spring Creek Productions, Cheyenne Enterprises

USA, 2001

Directed by 

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , , , Barry Levinson, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Cate Blanchett)
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Billy Bob Thornton)


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