Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq)

2001

Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq) (2001)

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Following the mysterious disappearance of a legendary 19th-century French detective, a determined journalist sets out to write the sleuth's life story. Gérard Depardieu stars in this fascinating mixture of history, mystery and fantasy. Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier. Directed by Pitof.

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Critic Reviews for Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq)

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Pitof's swooping, busy frame is so numbing that we become attentive to the problems of the script...

Jun 17, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

una joya visual, una muestra maravillosa de cine digital

Jan 24, 2002 | Rating: 95/100

Audience Reviews for Vidocq (Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq)

Visualy stunning and with an interesting narrative told mostly by images and colours which isn't enough to hide the incosequent plot and lame twists that you can see for miles. Style over substance? Not quite, but you if you make a stylish movie with a narrative in the background you better make sure it works (like Jeunet's earlier works).

Francisco  Godinho
Francisco Godinho

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½

Decent action/fantasy combo, the direction do gets annoying from time to time. The twist made no sense at all, but that's a cool mask for sure.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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This movie is kinda cool. It has really neat cinematography in it, and a neat story.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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A solid movie. I liked the camerawork. The ending is lame though and the movie ended up going through the cliched road of the villain is killed but at the end they tease the villain is alive, I hate that. The movie would have gotten a better score without it. But overall, this is a pretty solid movie.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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