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The Prey (2013)



Average Rating: 6.1/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 4

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Franck Adrien (Albert Dupontel), a bank robber convicted of a heist and sentenced to six months in prison, shares a cell with seemingly weak Jean Louis Morel. But once Morel gets released from behind bars, Adrien learns that Morel is really a sadistic serial killer who now knows private details about Adrien's life. Adrien must break out of prison and catch Morel before he gets to Adrien's family...and before France's elite police detectives hunt Adrien down. (c) Cohen Media


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Deftly strips away the phoniness of a big-budget studio production.

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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It's watchable but absolutely no big deal, although you wouldn't know that from the drum-heavy score, so loud and militaristic that someone could reuse it for a documentary about the Battle of the Bulge.

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Like a bullet train, the French thriller "The Prey" is a model of breathless efficiency, its stuffed cargo of chases, brawls and twists delivered with admirable speed.

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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[A] sharp if dramatically underwhelming French thriller ...

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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It's no insult to say that it doesn't aspire to art-house significance, just to white-knuckled entertainment.

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Loopy, dumb, and entertaining ...

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Eric Valette tries to keep it grounded in action scenes built on a physicality that is more authentic than the overkill of CGI spectacle.

April 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online
Turner Classic Movies Online

"The Prey" is an above-average French-language thriller full of suspense and interesting characters.

January 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
Movie Chambers

Why can't we make beaucoup genre films as frequently as the French?

June 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

As cynical as you want it to be, 'The Prey' is an often violent, strong character-driven, somewhat thrilling story where nobody is to be trusted nor aided without suffering the consequences.

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: UR Chicago Magazine

A tightly constructed little suspense machine, as neatly plotted as an advanced calculus problem...builds to a literal cliff-hanger.

June 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A trim and exciting beach-read of a movie.

June 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

All that running keeps tension high in this police thriller based on events in the life of a serial rapist-killer.

May 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Compuserve

Sweeping landscape shots and the reliable presence of Sergi López, here playing a scarred private investigator, can't distract from the clichés of a particularly dim-witted script.

July 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

There's perhaps a little too much running and chasing but the pace doesn't let up, the end is an authentic cliffhanger, and Alice Taglioni gives an attractive performance as a plainclothes cop.

July 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

A rough diamond con on the trail of a serial killer can't outrun this French thriller's weight of familiarity.

July 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian

Fast and furious, but also dull and derivative.

July 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
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