The Connection (2015)


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

Full Review… | September 11, 2014
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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

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

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

Full Review… | September 14, 2014
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