Written August 30, 2010
He gives a rich portrayal in this classic "creation of a killer" bio pic. Every cliche is in the mix but he keeps it interesting. Remember -this is part one of a two part story.
Written November 13, 2010
This movie is a disappointing stinker. The violence is practically pointless. It's one of those movies you keep expecting to get better, it doesn't, and then ends letting you know without advanced notice that you have just seen Part 1. We hated it. What a gigantic loser this movie is.
Written December 03, 2010
A Bold gritty french gangster thriller charting the life and times of jacques mesrine well acted.
Written September 19, 2010
I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys raw violence. It's not sensationalized, over done or gussied up. Although I am a huge Tarantino fan, I had a flash thought during this film only to realize that Tarantino wishes his movies were like Mesrine. This two part gangster tell all is perfectly executed, beautifully shot and painstakingly candid.
Written January 24, 2011
Vincent Cassel heads up a cast of french gansters in this dipiction of the scandelous life of Jaques Mesrine (May-reen), This is a rollercoaster ride of violence, sex, and prison escapes that will have you cheering for the bad guys if you aren't careful. This movie is a fun romp that gives little insight as to why Mesrine is how he is, which really isn't important. Just get in, shut up, and enjoy the ride!