GenreThriller, Drama Music directorAlan John CountryAustralia
Release date6 September 2001 WriterBrian Price (based on an original idea by), Mike Betar (based on an original idea by), Robert Connolly (screenplay) Initial releaseSeptember 6, 2001 (Australia) CastDavid Wenham (Jim Doyle), Anthony LaPaglia (Simon O'Reily), Sibylla Budd (Michelle Roberts), Steve Rodgers (Wayne Davis), Mitchell Butel (Stephen), Mandy McElhinney (Diane Davis) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Taken 3, Furious 7, The Loft, The Transporter Refueled
TaglinePower. Corruption. Revenge.
The bank 2001 trailer
The Bank is a 2001 Australian thriller/drama film directed by Robert Connolly and starring David Wenham and Anthony LaPaglia.
Jim Doyle (David Wenham) is a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock market. When he joins O'Reilly's fold, he must first prove his loyalty to the "greed is good" ethos.
David Wenham as Jim Doyle
Anthony LaPaglia as Simon O'Reily
Mitchell Butel as Stephen
Greg Stone as Todd Hayes
Kazuhiro Muroyama as Toshio
Stephen Leeder as Billy
The Bank grossed $2,515,917 at the box office in Australia.
Reviews of the film were mixed. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes scored The Bank at 65% from 36 professional reviews (average rating 5.8/10), but 45% from 11 "top critic" reviews (average rating 5.5/10). Australian film review site Urban Cinefile's three reviewers summarized the film as "favourable". The New York Times concluded "As far-fetched as the movie is ... conveys an engaging zest for upper-crust mischief. The two stories come together in the hurtling final lap as Wayne confronts Simon in his country house while Jim puts his perfected program into operation. The upshot is a whopper of an ending that is as silly as it is satisfying." The New York Post gave the film 1.5/4 stars, stating "Despite a crafty premise and a clever kink in the tale that almost saves it, Connolly isn't dexterous enough to achieve the Hitchockian level of suspense the movie needs." The Los Angeles Times stated "Connolly might well have constructed a brisker, more exciting picture with more vivid and involving characters. As it is, the film takes too long to become truly compelling."