• Polisse
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    Added: May 7, 2012


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Polisse Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It gets across its message on the plight of the innocent children.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 23, 2013
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The French drama is a gritty and intimate look at big-city detectives that had me wondering what the French word for "wire" is.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a tough and mostly rewarding ride, sort of like a full season of a novelistic cable drama like The Wire compressed into a two-hour serving ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 89/100

September 10, 2012
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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[O]ne of the best based-on-facts police pictures.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 8, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

A (chaotic) tour-de-force ...

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

It's an affecting film that's has stuck with me since I left the theatre.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B+

June 30, 2012
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Whatever you think of it, you won't be neutral.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bluntly edited, with no hand-holding transitional scenes, the film is an intimate portrait of an idealistic, understaffed, sometimes wrongheaded team battling youth prostitution, thievery rings and adult predators from every class of society.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A cohesive energy and dramatic weight draws us ever tighter to its gut wrenching centre

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 25, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It plays out like a vibrant, explosive slice of life .... It's not always comfortable to watch, but one thing is assured: this is one film you will not forget

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 25, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

An urgent, fly-on-the-wall affair that plays out like a grittier big-screen take on its more famous, US TV-related cousins.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

June 24, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The performances are uniformly excellent, but the charismatic rapper Joeystarr is particularly impressive as an idealistic, insubordinate cop with a short fuse.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

June 17, 2012
Sarah Boslaugh

It's a well-done film, but also leaves me a little cold, even as I admire the way Ma´wenn is willing to forego most of the stock button-pushing moments of the typical police drama.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 6/10

June 16, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's like the French version of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, except every case is one that would send Detective Elliot Stabler totally mental and inspire him to punch a wall or two.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

June 15, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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"Polisse" draws us uncomfortably close to a taboo subject then rewards us with real nourishment.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

June 15, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

So amorphous, volatile and multi-plotted it could be a rough cut.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2012
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

It's restless and compelling, ragged and moving.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2012
Anton Bitel

Maiwenn's third feature walks the line between docudrama and melodrama, but is grounded by horror all too human.

Full Review Source: Film4

June 14, 2012
Matthew Turner

Impressively directed, powerfully moving and frequently shocking fly-on-the-wall French police drama with a strong script and terrific performances from a fine ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

June 14, 2012
Matt Glasby
Total Film

Not for the faint-hearted, but it feels like the truth.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2012

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