Public Enemy Number One (Part 1)

Was this one called Public Enemy Number One? (tiff) Or L’Instinct de Mort? Or Mesrine? Who knows? It was pretty good, whatever it was called. The stylized biography of a French criminal (who also spent a lot of time in Canada) named Jacques Mesrine, it rode on the estimable talent of Vincent Cassel.

Trying to squeeze a man’s life (half of it, anyway) into a two hour film always feels choppy and broad, but it was an interesting story, lots of action, funny in parts and sometimes hard to believe (difficult to say how much of it was bumped up for the big screen). Not great cinema, but highly entertaining.

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