Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Vincent Cassel is mesmerizing in the lead role. Even if it's less focused than its predecessor, it's more fun.

Movie Info

Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number 1 and is eventually condemned to a maximum-security prison where he writes his memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and the anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Fran?ois Richet, Abdel Raouf Dafri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 6, 2010
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Vincent Cassel

as Jacques Mesrine
Ludivine Sagnier

as Sylvie Jeanjacquot
Mathieu Amalric

as Fran?ois Besse
G?rard Lanvin

as Charlie Bauer
Samuel Le Bihan

as Michel Ardouin
Olivier Gourmet

as Commissaire Broussar...
Georges Wilson

as Henri Lelievre
Michel Duchaussoy

as Mesrine's Father
Myriam Boyer

as Mesrine's Mother
Anne Consigny

as Mesrine's Lawyer
George Wilson

as Le Milliardaire
C?cile De France

as Jeanne Schneider
Roy Dupuis

as Jean-Paul Mercier
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Critic Reviews for Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (17)

Yes, he was a bad guy; but what a great story.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

His violent, pathetic end makes you sad not for the man but for a world in which such a creature could exist -- and thrive.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Miami Herald
Top Critic

You needn't have seen the first chapter to be swept up in this swirl of bloodletting and braggadocio.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Director Jean-Francois Richet and screenwriter Abdel Raouf Dafri's movie generates much heat, but little light.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Jacques Mesrine's end may be inevitable, but he certainly doesn't bore us along the way.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

[It] doesn't dig deeply into why Mesrine was the way he was. It's propelled by such a forceful performance from Cassel that, in the end, it hardly matters.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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