My Review of Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist
If you are looking for a thrilling and captivating documentary to watch on Netflix, I recommend you check out Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist. This film tells the story of the 2006 robbery of Banco Río in Argentina, where a group of thieves took hostages and escaped with millions of dollars in valuables. It is one of the most notorious and ingenious heists in history, and the documentary reveals how and why it was carried out.
The documentary features exclusive interviews with the robbers, the hostages, the police and the journalists who covered the event. It also shows footage from the crime scene, the police operation and the media coverage. The film is directed by Matías Gueilburt and produced by Sebastián Gamba and Julian Rousso, the team behind other acclaimed documentaries such as Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada and Los días de Ayotzinapa.
What I liked most about this documentary is that it gives a human and nuanced perspective on the robbers, who are not portrayed as villains or heroes, but as complex individuals with their own motivations, fears and regrets. The film also explores the social and political context of Argentina at the time, and how the robbery became a symbol of resistance against corruption and injustice. The documentary also raises ethical questions about the role of the media, the police and the justice system in dealing with such a case.
Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist is a fascinating and gripping documentary that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is available to watch on Netflix since January 2022. If you are interested in learning more about this incredible heist, I highly recommend you watch it. You won’t regret it!