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Bandit

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Canada
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2022

2h 6m

Director Allan Ungar
Starring Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Mel Gibson, Nestor Carbonell
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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After escaping a Michigan prison, a daring career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 63 banks and jewelery stores while being hunted by a rogue task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit.

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38

The Seattle Times by

Bandit wants you to believe there’s some kind of moral underpinning to all this. There isn’t. There’s only another place to case, another outfit to don, another person to lie to, another bank to rob. No one’s born bad, but that doesn’t mean Bandit, the film or the man, is good, either.
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TheWrap by Elizabeth Weitzman

Ultimately, though, it all comes down to Duhamel. For a brief, heady moment, the real Galvan had all of Canada intrigued by his exploits. But the greatest coup of all is that his legacy will now forever be defined by Bandit.
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ReelViews by James Berardinelli

The pacing is too leisurely and, although Ungar is invested in telling Galvan’s story and fleshing out the man behind the dubious legend, there are times when it feels like he’s bypassing a more intense rendition of the same basic story. Bandit offers more of a diversion than an experience.
70

We Got This Covered by Martin Carr

In hindsight, irrespective of the solid performances from Cuthbert as Andrea and the headliner, this film suffers from an overabundance of ideas. Leading in short order to a stylistically slick but confusingly over-packed genre mash up.
50

Movie Nation by Roger Moore

Even if it bogs down in the middle acts — seriously bogs down — and has missing pieces of the story puzzle even as it takes pains to show us what would be his downfall, this Allan Ungar dramedy plays. More or less.

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