After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a rogue task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit.

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    • Josh DuhamelGilbert Galvan Jr/Robert Whiteman
    • Elisha CuthbertAndrea
    • Mel GibsonTommy
    • Nestor CarbonellSnydes
    • Lorenzo YearbyBen
    • Swen TemmelHoffman
    • Keith Arthur BoldenDiamond Dave
    • Dylan FlashnerBishop
    • Olivia d'AboLinda
    • Michael H. ColeCaptain McGuinley


    • 75


      It’s snappy, looks pretty, and moves along affably enough.
    • 70

      We Got This Covered

      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.
    • 65


      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.
    • 63


      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.
    • 50


      At two hours of repetitive heists and costume changes, Bandit grows bloated and progressively tiresome.
    • 50

      Movie Nation

      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.
    • 50

      Screen Rant

      Ungar’s Bandit entertains because of genre alone, but the ambiguous messaging leaves much to be desired.
    • 38

      The Seattle Times

      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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