The Banker

critic Reviews

, 77% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Banker's timid approach to dramatizing its fact-based story is often outweighed by the trio of strong performances at its core.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    [T]he film is overlong, but the story is an eye-opener and the central performances are terrific.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Lindsey BahrAssociated Press
    Taken on its own, "The Banker" is a pleasant watch. And who wouldn't benefit from a little Mackie and Jackson banter right now?
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    A potentially great, if safely made, film... ends up as a solid one instead.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a fascinating story... But it is depicted in the most safe, bland, just meh biopic form.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It gets a little weighed down... [But] I admire so much of the early part of the film.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Apple has delivered a credible, modestly entertaining entry into the world of prestige film -- but one that won't lose much if written off against the balance sheet of consumers' streaming-TV budgets.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dave LeeDave Lee Down Under
    Not once did I lose interest or enjoyment in it, I just can't help but feel it could have been told better... A great, feel-good story and one that really does deserve to be told, inside a movie that does deserve to be watched.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    What you need to know here is Mackie's performance elevates the film from a decent movie to something deeper and more resounding. He's superb and assured in a big way.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    It was a great story, of people defying odds in an atypical way...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    Kind of formulaic, and there are some parts that are definitely corny, but it was so good to see a movie about Black businessmen that own their own companies...great seeing these characters shine, see wealth in a different way in this community...
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