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Jo [DVD]

3.3 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Jean Reno, Orla Brady, Jill Hennessy, Tom Austen
  • Directors: Charlotte Sieling, Kristoffer Nyholm, Stefan Schwartz, Sheree Folkson
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Aug. 2013
  • Run Time: 370 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CVVH2IY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,017 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Joachim Jo Saint-Clair, Jean Reno ( Leon Ronin ) is a veteran detective in Paris elite Criminal Brigade tackling the city s most challenging murder cases.

Jo takes the audience behind the scenes of Paris' most iconic locations the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Catacombs, Place Vendome as we follow St-Clair in his relentless pursuit of justice. Brilliant and brutal, St-Clair matches wits with pathological killers to solve a series of shocking murders.

Fighting crime alongside Reno are Tom Austen ( The Borgias ) as Jo's rookie partner and Jill Hennessy ( Crossing Jordan ) as his adviser and friend.

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Disappointing series - very Americanized, although with a smattering of British actors, so not very French at all apart from the lead who is a cliched cop with personal problems (drugs), estranged wife, wayward daughter (yawn). Filmed with an eye on a tourists view of Paris too. Dumbed down story lines that treats the audience as idiots and rushes through the detection part to get to the denouement in an unsatisfactory way. Can see why series two did not materialise.
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Jo walks as if he has a turd in his trousers. Also, he mumbles a lot. Hard to follow. Don't buy it.
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Jo is a French produced police procedural television series that aired in 2013, and was recently released on DVD (for Region 2). The series is set in Paris, and stars Jean Reno as Jo Saint-Clair, a police detective leading murder investigations. If you are a fan of British crime and mysteries, the series could be an entertaining view, but it is definitely not in the same league as other contemporaries.

The positive aspect of the show is the casting and the cinematography. Jean Reno is a superb actor, and the rest of the characters are also well cast. His boss is played by Orla Brady, who is commonly known from the BBC series Mistresses. There are many other familiar faces from British crime and mystery series, including Jane Wymark, who played Joyce Barnaby on Midsomer Murders. The filming locations, the sets, and the camera angles are superb.

The show is in English, but the accent choice is odd. Jean Reno is one of the few characters during the entire series that speaks with a French accent. The vast majority of the characters speak in an American accent. It was very strange to see all of the familiar faces from British television speaking with an American accent. The accent choice leads to a definitive loss of “atmosphere,” though the show was filmed in Paris.

There are eight episodes that are about 50 minutes each, which relates to another criticism that I have – that the stories were rushed and abrupt. Each episode has the murder investigation plot, and multiple subplots concerning the personal issues of Jean Reno’s character and his daughter. At times, the story lines take dramatic leaps forward.
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By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Mar. 2015
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The first episode was all I could bear. I have to state at the outset that the premise of a crime team in Paris, speaking English,needs highly ridiculous, and gives the appearance of this series as a slipshod mess. I could not believe what I was viewing. Jean Reno, an older man is the lead, dresses sloppily, always darts in and out if the office, seems again ludicrous. we are supposed to believe this man leads the Parisian cops fighting crooks with his drug addiction always in the background. itvappears he is estranged from his daughter,mand Mill Henbesseynof all people pops up as someone running a home for ex ladies of the night. I mean, come on, who wrote this thing?

The opening case is of a man killed outside of Notre Dame. Jo seems to understand the implication right away, and fills us in as strange as it may seem. I could not get over the improbability of this entire set up, and understand the series was canceled, as it should be.

Not Recommended For Me. prisrob 03-23-15
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By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Dec. 2013
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With Jo's pedigree, this international series should've been brilliant. A police procedural starring Jean Reno, in English but set in Paris - sounds genius. It could've been as hard-hitting and gritty as if The Wire had been filmed in Copenhagen, and indeed it is stylish and slick, and Reno is superb.

But unfortunately this series has few of the brutally sharp edges and blunt realism which we've come to love in Eurocrime and Nordic noir. The result is more like a mix of CSI and Luther - neither of them bad by any means. But nothing like as gripping as it could have been. And the femme fatale who rises to challenge Jo is nothing like as convincingly psycho as the wonderful Alice, nor as archly entertaining as Lady Heather.
Each stand-alone episode solves a whodunit crime, all of which are deliberately convoluted and feature an array of red herrings and plot reversals. There's an a stereotyped boss who pops up at regular intervals to give Jo a hard time, remind him that the ministry is on her case, and nag him about getting evidence. All terribly 1970s TV-police stuff.
The ongoing sub-plots are more modern but no less improbable - Jo is trying to revive a relationship with his estranged adult daughter, who has a no good crim boyfriend, and somehow gets embroiled with the same gangsters who Jo himself has known since childhood and plays poker with every week. When Jo tries to straighten himself out, cue threats, violence and internal investigations and one particularly daft scene where Jo assaults a fellow detective in a way which would have seen him suspended if not instantly dismissed...

So don't watch this expecting the gripping tension of Spiral or the bare-fisted blunt violence of Braco. This is an altogether more sanitised type of Continental crime series. Good to look at and easy to understand, thanks to the English dialogue, but a little lacking in réalité.
6/10
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