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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent film (x2), 23 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Mesrine: Part 1 & 2 [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
I read a little bit about Mesrine before going to see this movie so knew a little on the background of this in advance. The storyline, the direction, the production and above all, the acting (not just Cassel), is second to none. Vincent Cassel plays the part of Mesrine with an ability that is normally only credited to actors such as De Niro. Indeed, the way Cassel is able to say so much and in fact, change the entire mood of a scene, with just an expression is certainly reminiscent of Mr De Niro.
Apparently when Mesrine was at his crooked peak in France, he became something of a pop-icon, anti-hero for the disenfranchised people of Paris. This is depicted beautifully in this movie because, despite his abhorrent crimes, there is something incredibly cool and likeable about him.
I have to take my proverbial hat off to the makers of this movie (and part 2) for making such a thrilling ride from start to finish. Like one of the other reviewers say, this sounds long at 2+ hours but each scene is action packed.
If you want a break from the usual boil-in-a-bag hollywood movies, do yourself a huge favour and buy this.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2010 19:52:55 GMT
Michael says:
Hi I like to know is this dvd Language in French or english

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Posted on 22 Feb 2010 12:56:13 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2010 08:45:42 GMT
ALVARO: "It's in french,because it's a french film". Does that always follow? I think not! Reasonable question from Mr Culligan - sarcastic response.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2011 16:32:25 BDT
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Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2011 05:04:09 BDT
Pusateri says:
"Why don't folk just 'google it', ..."

Google.it Ť buono but you could also use google.fr or google.uk for your answers :-)
What made you think the OP was a philistine stuck in little Englander mode?

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 15:22:09 GMT
I Reader says:
I was going to write a review about this DVD, but this review sums it up perfectly. I would just champion the backing of Cassel as one of the best actors out there. People rave for De Niro and Pacino (and quite rightly), but Cassel is sensational in this film
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