Have you ever heard of “The Flying Bandit?” Gilbert Galvan Jr. was a career criminal who managed – according to the film – to rob 59 banks without harming a single soul. It is a fascinating story and now this story is featured in the excellent and funny film Bandit. The film stars Josh Duhamel as Gilbert and he is exceptional in the role. The same can be said for the rest of the cast, which includes Elisha Cuthbert, Nestor Carbonell and Mel Gibson. Directed by Allan Ungar and written by Kraig Wenman, this entertaining feature is fast-paced, funny and completely engaging. There’s nothing like going into a movie with a little knowledge and coming out a huge fan.
Two days ago, we sat down with Duhamel, Cuthbert, Carbonell and Ungar to discuss their latest. It was a real treat for me personally as Josh was one of the first people I interviewed back in the Transformers days. He is always as nice as you can possibly be. Everyone was actually. Duhamel and Cuthbert discussed taking on these real-life individuals. You can see the chemistry and why they are such a joy to portray this married couple. Carbonell and Unger opened up about the humor in the script. And yes, it is a very funny movie. It’s always nice when the talent is really passionate about a film, and for Bandit, they should be. I highly recommend this amazing, fast and engaging feature. Bandit is a treat. Read our review here and check out our exclusive interview with Mel Gibson.