Recommended by Emma of Emma K Wall
(Recommendation #19 of 30)
Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 May 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A band of former British officers plot to rob a bank with military precision
My Take on it – When Emma suggested this movie to me, I was surprised that I had never heard of it, but it sounded like a movie completely up my alley.
Boy, was I right! (and so was Emma for thinking I’d love this one)
I loved this film from start to finish.
The story was great. The characters and plot are cleverly written and it’s so easy to side with them because they are so prsonable despite being involved in a bank heist.
The cast is excellent with Jack Hawkins taking the lead with Nigel Patrick and Richard Attenborough along for the ride.
The dialogue is sharply written and you really don’t ever know what will happen next.
Parts of it reminded me of the camaraderie of characters in movies from that era, most notably The Great Escape (1963)
I really can’t wait to see this one again.
Bottom Line – Great heist film that is done so well. Reminds me of similar movies from that era including The Great Escape (1963). Excellent cast and the plot is quite clever with a great script and dialogue. This is one I’m gonna have to see again in the near future. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The army raid is inspired partly by a real IRA raid when IRA members impersonated officers and stole weapons from a barracks. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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