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 The Banker (2020) 

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 The Banker (2020) 
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The Banker is a 2020 American drama film directed, co-written and produced by George Nolfi. The film stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Samuel L. Jackson. The story follows Joe Morris (Jackson) and Bernard S. Garrett Sr. (Mackie), two of the first African-American bankers in the United States.

The film was originally set to premiere at AFI Fest on November 21, 2019, ahead of a limited theatrical release in early December. One day before its premiere, Apple TV+ postponed the release amid sexual abuse allegations against Bernard Garrett Jr., the son of Bernard Garrett Sr and a co-producer of the film, whose credit was later removed from the film. These childhood sexual abuse charges were made by Garrett Jr.'s half-sisters Cynthia Garrett and Sheila Garrett.[3][4]

It was released in a limited release on March 6, 2020, before digital streaming on March 20, 2020, by Apple TV+.


Tue May 19, 2020 5:16 am
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Post Re: The Banker (2020)
The three leads are VERY good here but the story isn't compelling enough and there aren't many reasons. I actually found Mackie's character not very compelling or sympathetic. Hoult in particular was very good here. This checks all the boxes but does nothing new here.


Tue May 19, 2020 5:18 am
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I actually quite enjoyed it, but it is pretty forgettable. Really liked the cast and the story for me was pretty engaging for the most part, but its standard stuff that like you said checks all the boxes.

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Echoing the choir here. Great performances, dull and pedestrian execution. C+


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