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Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Docu about 2006 bank heist has language, violence.

Movie NR 2022 110 minutes
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Through its firsthand interviews, reenactments, and actual footage, this documentary is a fascinating watch for true crime fans. Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist presents arresting portraits of the characters that begin with their childhood days. "I went to Catholic school," says Ruben Alberto "Beto" de la Torre, one the robbery masterminds. "I was an even an altar boy, helping at Mass and everything." But, he adds that he got into "some mischief with friends because they were a lot like me," and later in life he discovers "theft and crime also became a vice."

And for artist Fernando Araujo, criminal life is viewed as a profitable one, at least according to a "calling" he gets as an adult one day. "To hell with the paintings, and the only thing I did from then on, 24/7, was think about how to rob a bank," says Araujo, who starts to look for a bank in "a place where I was born, where I grew up." But the path taken by Araujo and the crew, as well as the film's viewers, to an unforeseen territory in Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist may simply lead to the age-old question: Does crime ever really pay?

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