A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he’s been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.
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Elliott Gould, Susannah York and Christopher Plummer are outstanding in this Canadian thriller which is really a little gem deserving to be rediscovered in DVD. Curtis Hanson's screenplay is really top-notch. Highly recommended.
Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland ruled the 70's. If you were a fan, you probably won't be disappointed by this film. It's a bit of a contradiction. It's Canadian, but not very polite. Violent and with bits of nudity thrown in. John Candy has a low key role, but watch out for Plummer, who goes a bit overboard with the eyeliner. He's very pretty.
3 1/2 stars actually. Enjoyable cat and mouse bank robbery movie with Elliot Gould playing a smart thinking bank teller that realizes nasty Christopher Plummer is going to rob his place of employment. The fun starts when Plummer tries to get the money that Gould has taken that the police think Plummer has stolen. Great screenplay by Curtis Hanson too.
Is this a heist? Not really. Is this a thriller? Not really. "The Silent Partner" fails to constantly create and hold an atmosphere of excitement and suspense. Over a long distance I rather had the feeling of watching a comedy. The problem with the movie is, it is neither fish nor meat. Partially a bit boring as well.