• Bandits (2001)


Release Date: October 12th, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 2nd, 2002

PG-13 |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Joe (Bruce Willis) and Terry (Billy Bob Thornton) have escaped from prison. Cutting a swath from Oregon through California, these fugitives rob banks in order to finance their scheme for a new -- and somewhat legitimate -- life south of the border. Unfortunately, things get more complicated when they meet Kate Wheeler (Cate Blanchett), who runs into Terry with her car. Kate joins the bandits on their cross-country spree, and eventually she steals something, too: their hearts.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, Brian F. O'Byrne, Stacey Travis, Bobby Slayton, January Jones

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Cheyenne Enterprises, Lotus Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Empire Pictures, Hyde Park Entertainment

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: 2000s, Love triangle, Car, Suspenseful, Escape, Spirited, Amusing, Hotel, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    For sheer escapist fun, the proudly ridiculous Bandits fills the bill. show more

  • 88
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    Levinson's quirky caper is rich with laughs. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy