The Connection (2015)

TOMATOMETER

No Top Critics Tomatometer score yet...

Want to See

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin's The French Connection. A stylish, 70's-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection. In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean "Tany" Zampa … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, drug content and language)
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Cédric Jimenez, Audrey Diwan
In Theaters:
Runtime:
Drafthouse Films - Official Site

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for The Connection

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Jimenez adopts a vintage-kitsch sensibility, taking a disappointingly generic approach to his hard-to-follow narrative.

Full Review… | October 28, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

A procedural epic whose complicated narrative is propelled by visceral action sequences and an unusually thrilling soundtrack.

Full Review… | September 11, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A stirring performance against type by Jean Dujardin as a nails-tough magistrate helps make this a riveting police drama.

Full Review… | April 29, 2015
Compuserve

Jimenez has certainly chosen the best mob flicks to emulate, but The Connection works best when charting its own course.

Full Review… | April 19, 2015
Examiner.com

"The Connection" feels at best like a cover version of the classic American crime films of the 1970s, and at worst like so much glossily mounted karaoke.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
The Playlist

A very compelling true crime tale. Like the flipside of THE FRENCH CONNECTION.

Full Review… | September 14, 2014
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Audience Reviews for The Connection

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Connection!

The Connection Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Connection on our Movie forum!