Bank Brothers Release Date: 6 April 2004 (USA) Genre: Comedy Director: Ken Guertin Writer: Ken Guertin Starring: Ryan Combs, Crooked I, Spyder and Tony Cox Ryan Combs is quickly becoming a favorite of mine in the urban film industry. He directed, wrote, and acted in two films that overcame their obvious flaws to impress me; […]

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Bank Brothers
Release Date: 6 April 2004 (USA)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Ken Guertin
Writer: Ken Guertin
Starring: Ryan Combs, Crooked I, Spyder and Tony Cox

Ryan Combs is quickly becoming a favorite of mine in the urban film industry. He directed, wrote, and acted in two films that overcame their obvious flaws to impress me; I Accidentally Domed Your Son and Dirty Kopz. In Bank Brothers, Combs may only be on duty as an actor, but his presence still makes Brothers feel a lot like his previous works. Guertin, on the other hand, is taking care of just about every duty imaginable; director, writer, editor, producer, DP, and the man’s also a principal cast player. It’s probably because of Guertin having to take on so many duties that the film isn’t as good as I hoped. Just like many direct-to-video, urban comedies, Bank Brothers tends to be very hit and miss.

With his anal retentive uncle gone on a long vacation, a loser plumber going nowhere in life (Combs) decides that it’s time for he and his friends to become ballers. To achieve this status, a lamebrain plan is hatched. Somehow, these complete idiots come to believe that they will get away with robbing a bank. This leads us down a road full of mildly amusing hijinks, complete with their lack of money leading to them having to rob the bank not with guns, but with cheap harpoons provided to them by the local weapons dealer. But not everything goes according to plan, though. The same day our heroes decide to make their great heist is also the day a group of international diamond thiefs, led by rapper Crooked I, plan to pull off their next scheme. Just like in I Accidentally Domed Your Son, is now up to our main characters to get themselves out of hot water.

Throughout Bank Brothers, it’s very obvious that Guertin has many strengths. What’s nice about him is that when it comes to his writing, the strengths lie where they truly should. When Bank Brothers sticks to simplistic, but still ‘out there,’ humor, it truly excels where many films fail. However, Guertin sure does like his shit and fart jokes, particularly in a disgusting scene at the beginning of the movie that is absolutely unnecessary. Come on man, less is more.

Nonetheless, Bank Brothers does deliver its fair share of quality comedy. Nothing that I’d go out of my way to pick up, but a suitable rental for sure.

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