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Bandits Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A comedy that might have made Butch and Sundance jump off a cliff.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It's a rare romantic comedy/road picture that's not only flat-out funny, but also presents complex and well-developed characters.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The picture is written and acted as a lark and a romp.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The main reason to see Bandits is celebrity actors riffing with each other. That's not a bad reason, though. These two actors are also skillful comedians.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Adults will get this movie, but kids won't.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is really a movie for grown-ups, not because the language or violence or sexuality is any more intense than any other PG-13, but because it is just not something most kids will appreciate. Parents should know that it does have some strong language (including a crude reference to a gynecological problem), some violence, and sexual references and situations, including teen sex and adultery.

  • Families can talk about whether it is true that no one is hurt when money is stolen from a bank and whether robbers become folk heroes in real life and what the film-makers do to get audiences to root for the "bad guys." Why is it so easy for us to be on the side of characters in movies that we would want arrested in real life? At one point, Terry says to Kate, "I don't think you're crazy. I think you're bored." Later Kate says, "I think it's better to feel too much than to feel too little." How did she get into a situation where she felt too little, and how did that change?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Shoot-outs and characters in peril.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, including adultery and teen sex.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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