Cinema: Bandit

Cinema: Bandit

Director: Allan Ungar; Starring: Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Mel Gibson, Nestor Carbonell; Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller; Age: 14+; Time: 126 minutes

In 1985, Gilbert Galvan Jr, a charming career criminal, escapes from a US prison in Michigan and crosses the border into Canada where he assumes the identity Robert Whiteman.

After falling in love with Andrea, a caring social worker he can’t provide for, he turns to robbing banks and discovers that he’s exceptionally good at it.

Addicted to the rush and money that provides his double life, Robert eventually turns to loanshark and reputed gangster Tommy Kay for bigger opportunities.

But with Robert’s notoriety growing in record time, he is put into the direct sights of a ruthless detective who will stop at nothing to bring him down.