The Banker – The Clever Critic’s Review

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the Apple TV+ original, The Banker. This film follows the story of Bernard Garrett as he tries to establish a bank in 1960s Los Angeles, where racial tensions are working against him. Click the video below to watch the review!

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 17-year-old film critic currently attending Shasta High School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local productions with Cascade Theater, Shasta College and Riverfront Playhouse. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director. To view all of Robert’s reviews go to
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3 Responses

  1. Joanne Snyder Joanne Snyder says:

    Thank you Robert. I’ve come to trust and respect your judgement, and I hope to see this movie.

  2. Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

    Hmmmm. Coincidentally, I was just looking over Apple TV the other day, noting that they seem to be putting out a lot of really interesting original content. But I can’t even begin to keep up with what interests me on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Sign up for another paid streaming service? I guess I’ll need to see a 10/10 review first.

    I’m a Samuel L. Jackson fan, though he seems to play Samuel L. Jackson most often. (“Enough is enough! I have had it with these mother****ing interest rates in this mother***ing bank!) I’d be interested to see what Nicholaus Hoult did with his role, though. He’s impressed me going back to “About a Boy” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.” He’s pretty good at disappearing into his characters.

    Side note: Good job, Robert! Four to five minutes is where it’s at for a video movie review. I say that as someone who often writes a comment, posts it, looks at it, and says, “Steve….what have you done? It’s too long—nobody’s gonna plow through that!” (Not excluding this comment.)

  3. Robert, you’re essential in my book, and I cannot imagine how difficult it is for you to have movie theaters closed. Thank you for keeping up with these reviews.

    Thank you for your hard work.

    Hang in there!