Top positive review
on 6 December 2017
Whenever I’ve come across Roman Polanski’s “Frantic”, I’ve remembered a film that I enjoyed a great deal twenty five or more years ago, and I had wondered if I would still enjoy it today. So risking spoiling a good memory I watched the film again the other night and was pleased to find that I was watching a film with as much enjoyment as I remembered doing, the first time round.
I’m not sure if I enjoyed it because of Harrison Ford or despite him, because my memory of the film is more a memory of Emmanuelle Seigner as much as anything else. I’d forgotten just how long it takes for her to appear on screen but once she does the already high tense thriller gathers more and more pace. With a great story that is told well and with Paris as the backdrop to the film (though it is not over-stated), with some great music and very charismatic central characters this is a very watch-able film even another time around, many years later.