Netflix hit 'Bank of Dave' reviewed in New York Times ahead of US release
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And the feelgood tale has obviously struck a chord with US movie critics Brandon Yu, who described it as “a Dave and Goliath story” in his New York Times review this morning.
Brandon wrote: “This sometimes sleepy feel-good drama follows the story of a working-class man’s battle against London’s financial elite.
“A man of the people who has made a modest fortune selling vans, Dave (Rory Kinnear) is a Ted Lasso of sorts within his small English town of Burnley, where he makes a habit of loaning money to local businesses and friends in need.”
Dave, who has been travelling the globe promoting the film, was certainly delighted with the review.
Speaking to the Burnley Express, he said: “Burnley is going global! I’m so pleased and proud of this fantastic film review from the very prestigious New York Times’ top film critic Brandon Yu. The film is released in US cinemas tomorrow. It’s amazing and very exciting.”
Such has been the popularity of the film, which is also showing on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights, Netflix recently announced they had commissioned a sequel.
It is also showing across Australia and New Zealand, as well as many places in Europe.