A champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day. Based on the real-life story of Austria's most-wanted bank robber of the 1980s, Benjamin Heisenberg's thriller is a lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion, featuring a riveting central performance by Andreas Lust (REVANCHE).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The rare mash-up of genre material - in this case kinetic, on-the-run caper - and art-house sensibility that's actually enjoyable, up to a point.Mike Hale, New York Times, 04.28.2011
A film as lean and taut as its marathon-winning title character.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 05.05.2011
A nimble, dynamic character study of a fiercely guarded loner on the run.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 04.26.2011
"The Robber" is one of the most abstemious thrillers in recent memory.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 05.19.2011