“I don’t want to blow a gasket over this thing because it’s just a good British popcorn film,” I wrote last March 5th about Roger Donaldson‘s The Bank Job. “But entertainments of this sort — tight, tough, well-honed — are few and far between.

“It isn’t a classic drama, but it’s not a whammy-chart action film either. No car chases, no explosions and star Jason Statham only beats up one guy (or is it two?) in the whole thing. But it’s the best crafted and most gripping low-key suspense thriller I’ve seen in ages.” Easily among my favorite ’08 films so far. And out today on DVD.