• Released
  • November 8, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 29 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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Synopsis: Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their psychotic liaison to prison. Six years later, the men’s nightmare begins again when the psychopath is granted his freedom. Now, not having talked for years, Milan and Victor are united again in order to survive

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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
It’s a mildly interesting thriller — Paris through the eyes of a director who doesn’t know how to make its beauty menacing.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Slickly executed with glossy, neon-drenched cinematography and a throbbing techno-music score, Paris Countdown sacrifices substance for...
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50

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Mr. Marie, making his debut as a director, swathes their tale in a thick coat of style that teeters between cool and mannered.
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40

Time Out New York

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Despite the ingredients for a rousing shoot-’em-up (two-timing hit men, a slo-mo shoot-out, chartreuse-filtered scenes in Mexico) it’s hard...
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40

The Dissolve

By Sam Adams
Paris Countdown has style to burn, where “style” means “uses lots of lighting gels and some camera flourishes,” but it doesn’t have a...
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38

RogerEbert.com

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A middle-aged bromance tucked inside a French crime thriller, a slick and brutal B-action picture that finds writer-director Edgar Marie...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
If Michael Mann, Luc Besson and Quentin Tarantino all ate the same bad sushi together, the unfortunate end result might just resemble the...
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30

Variety

By Peter Debruge
This been-there-done-that story marks a pretty banal debut for writer-director Alain Marie, who seems far more interested in aping Refn and...
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30

Village Voice

The skirmishes are alternately silly and wan. The film's gloomy techno score is its most lasting attribute.
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Rated NR