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The Banker (2020)

Rayting:   7.3/10
Country: USA
Language: English

In the 1960s two African American entrepreneurs hire a working class white man to pretend to be the head of their business empire while they pose as a janitor and chauffeur.

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calvinyeh-72678 21 March 2020

It was a powerful film and the actors did their part quite nicely. don't understand the low ratings on this.

kevenshade 22 March 2020

I love this story. Actors were great, very important film for all to see

Jtkt 21 March 2020

This is a replay of The Morning Show. It got horrible ratings immediately before people even had a chance to watch it just because people love to hate Apple.

This was a superb movie with fantastic actors, excellent writing and beautiful cinematography. Jackson is fantastic as always but Mackie was powerful as well; the entire cast did a great job. The plot advances at a nice pace and there is a great mix of drama and comedy that keeps the momentum going. The social statement is built into the storyline without bludgeoning you over the head. This is a huge part of US history and it's a story that needed to be told, I say well done

farout-45665 20 March 2020

Its really a unique story and even more so that it was based on historical events. The acting was not bad, it was a little corny at times but as i said the story really carries it. Whats strange is the 5.x rating. There are only a couple of bad reviewers and none of them explain adequately the low score.

cafc1947 20 March 2020

Really enjoyed watching this. A good story very well acted and directed.

The movie had a good pace and never felt rushed or laboured.

If you liked Green Book and Hidden Figures you will enjoy this.

richardchambers-06123 22 March 2020

One of those films that has genuine history and a story that needs to be told. But when you tell the story you have to make it interesting enough to make you think I'm glad I saw it and at the same time entertaining enough to keep you interested. I'm pleased to say this ticks all the boxes. Samuel L Jackson is made for a role like this. Just watch it with an open mind and then judge. I don't give 10 out of 10 only on the basis that I've never seen a film that truly deserves it, I'm not sure when that'll be but when I see the film I'll give it hence 9 as it's that good in my opinion.

belindar-2 22 March 2020

I gave this movie a 9 because there are not enough movies about minorities and the successes made in America. This was very well put together and Oscar worthy for the portrayal of the main characters. Both should be nominated for this movie. I am hoping there are more of this type to come

davy-25795 31 March 2020

Samuel L was excellent, it was well acted, it was on mission, the film kind of gripped... then lost that grip with an abrupt ending. Worth the watch though.

wilbertwwest 21 March 2020

I am glad that I was able to learn about the story of Bernard Garrett and Joe Morris. This movie was enjoyable to watch and Samuel Jackson and Anthony Mackie are excellent together in this film. Of course it is upsetting to watch the racism of that period continually roadblock and take from Garrett and Morris but, it was much more enjoyable watching their accomplishments. History its what it can't be erased.

phillip-ayscue-135-643247 20 March 2020

Outstanding performance by Samuel L. Jackson and well written insight into the banking regulators EVEN today. Valuations (READ: classification of loans based on "probability of collection") exists as late as 2013 when I was a banker. An examiner with a vendetta can devalue a portfolio to arrive at any solvency computation they want. The movie did an excellent job exposing this strategy

TopDawgCritic 21 March 2020

It's a shame to see all the fake 8, 9 and 10/10's, but it's also a shame to see such a low rating for this well put together biopic - considering it took five writers to put it together, and usually anything more than two writers becomes a disaster.

The two big issues for me was the slow pacing and long dragged out scenes, and Mackie's acting. The 120 min runtime felt like 3 hours. This film needed a faster pace and some cutting/editing to bring its runtime down to 90-100 mins. As for Mackie, his monotonic dialogue and bland persona was a disappointment. I'm not sure if he was playing the actual Bernard Garrett's personality, or if he was just bored. Either way, his character could've used some skip in his step. On the other hand, Samuel L. Jackson, as always, nailed his character. He was perfect for this role, and made this film that much more entertaining. All other casting and performances were on point.

The cinematography, score and timely 60's sets and wardrobe were excellent. This biopic's story/screenplay was actually very well put together, and had a nice flow in the way it was told. However, it was a little weighed down, and could've used some OMG moments.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed it more that expected, and it's certainly undeserving of the current low rating. It's a solid and well deserved 9/10 from me. To see more of my 1000+ ratings and 800+ reviews, click on my username.

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